Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

401 N 2nd St
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1200
Fax: (570) 628-1210
www.co.schuylkill.pa.us

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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    The Schuylkill YMCA aims to strengthen the safety, health, and well-being of families in Schuylkill County through social service, social change, and men's and women's leadership development.
    The Bucks County association, The Reading-Berks association, and the Schuylkill County association converted in late 2018.
    The Morning Call reported out of Pennsylvania on June 17 about a home invasion in Schuylkill County where an intruder broke in to a house and then doused it with gasoline before being shot by the homeowner.
    The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers infantry regiment was formed in 1861 with its ranks filled by nearly 1,200 Irish and German immigrants from Schuylkill County responding to Lincoln's call for troops.
    This quarter, money was raised by 74% of the office team members with $2,127.50 being donated to the Lebanon County Fireman's Association and $2,127.50 donated to the Schuylkill County Training Academy.
    Some charges against 'Christopher Buckley,' filed in Schuylkill County, remain unresolved, PennLive reported.
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    The proposed transaction will add four branches to Mid Penn's network and will expand its footprint into Schuylkill County and expand its overall footprint with the entry into Luzerne County.
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    Last year, Atlantic exercised a 20-year lease on the Pott & Bannon property in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, containing an estimated 13.6 million tons of run-of-mine coal, equating to approximately 4.1 million tons of washed, saleable coal.
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