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Jenkins is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Jenkins is 41.283N. The longitude is -75.741W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,407 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,584.
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9% of Jenkins residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jenkins ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jenkins was $19,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Jenkins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jenkins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $871.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jenkins political report.
The average commute time for Jenkins workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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