Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

401 N 2nd St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1200
Fax: (570) 628-1210

In east-central PA, west of Allentown; organized Mar 1, 1811 from Berks and Northampton counties. Name Origin: For the Schuylkill River, which traverses it; from Dutch schuy 'hidden,' and kill 'stream'.

Area (sq mi):: 782.61 (land 778.36; water 4.25) Population per square mile: 189.40
Population 2005: 147,447 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.90%; 1990-2000 -1.50% Population 2000: 150,336 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,230; median household $32,699; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,879-$24,756
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pottsville County seat (14,881)

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    National Penn Bancshares has two locations in Schuylkill County.
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    Now, school officials are working to determine the best way to get that money back into the hands of taxpayers, including property owners in East and North Union townships in Schuylkill County.
    The new store joins a strong mix of national, regional and local tenants that help to make this mall the premier shopping destination for Schuylkill County.
    Bylone also gained experience in county government, industry and consulting, serving as the Schuylkill County recycling/environmental coordinator, project/environmental health and safety engineer for Copperhead Chemical Co.
    Corrigan is a writer and journalist and is a native of Schuylkill County, home of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.
    Department of Education under the English Language Acquisition National Professional Development Program to provide professional development training in strategies for working with English language learners for teachers and teacher aides in the Bethlehem Area School District; $300,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to develop an Advanced Manufacturing 2+2+2 Program; and $75,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to perform a needs assessment for the establishment of a community college educational center in Schuylkill County.
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    The Future Power project in Schuylkill County will bring a myriad of economic benefits - including thousands of construction and permanent jobs - to the region," said Congressman Tim Holden.
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