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Shickshinny is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "five mountains"
The latitude of Shickshinny is 41.153N. The longitude is -76.15W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 921.
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19% of Shickshinny residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shickshinny ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shickshinny was $14,880, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Shickshinny residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shickshinny, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shickshinny political report.
The average commute time for Shickshinny workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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