Wyoming County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,276, its county seat is Tunkhannock. It was created in 1842 from part of Luzerne County. Wyoming County is included in the PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 square miles, of which 397 square miles is land and 7.7 square miles is water. The county is intersected by the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, drained by Tunkhannock and other large creeks; the land surface is hilly or mountainous, Tunkhannock and Bowman's mountains occupying a portion. The soil is fertile. Timber and iron are abundant; the county has a humid continental climate, warm-summer except along the river starting below Falls where it is hot-summer. Average monthly temperatures in Tunkhannock range from 25.2° F in January to 70.9° F in July. Susquehanna County Lackawanna County Luzerne County Sullivan County Bradford County US 6 US 11 PA 29 PA 87 PA 92 PA 107 PA 187 PA 267 PA 292 PA 307 PA 309 PA 367 As of the census of 2000, there were 28,080 people, 10,762 households, 7,705 families residing in the county.
The population density was 71 people per square mile. There were 12,713 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.17% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, 0.59% from two or more races. 0.67 % of the population were Latino of any race. 20.3% were of German, 12.9% Irish, 11.9% English, 11.6% Polish, 9.6% American and 8.1% Italian ancestry. There were 10,762 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.40% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males. As of February 2015, there were 15,228 registered voters in Wyoming County. Democratic: 5,145 Republican: 8,367 Other Parties: 1,716 Tom Henry, Republican Judy Mead, Vice-chair, Republican Michael Stabinsky, Democrat Auditors: Laura Dickson, Democrat Ashley Ritz Darby, Republican Judy Shupp, Republican District Attorney, Jeff Mitchell, Democrat Prothonotary, Karen Bishop, Republican Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds, Dennis Montross, Republican Sheriff, Edward Sherman, Republican Treasurer, Patricia Mead, Republican Karen Boback, Republican, 117th district Lisa Baker, Republican, 20th district Tom Marino, Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district Robert Casey Jr. Democrat Pat Toomey, Republican Elk Lake School District Lackawanna Trail School District Lake-Lehman School District Tunkhannock Area School District Wyalusing Area School District Wyoming Area School District Keystone College Skyhaven Airport is a public use airport located in Wyoming County, one nautical mile south of the central business district of Tunkhannock.
With the town sited on the lower end of the upper third of the Susquehanna, busily wending its way south to the Chesapeake Bay, the river banks to either side the whole length of the Susquehanna were used as a rail transport corridor with competing railroads making their way on either side on the important NYC and Philadelphia to Buffalo, New York routes connecting the eastern seaboard to cities such as Chicago on the Great Lakes. Today, except for select parts, the river bank rail transport infrastructures remaining are left bank located assets of a single railroad's operations department shared roads these days use the single corridor along the east/left river bank connecting the large Sayre Yard on the stateline in Sayre, Pennsylvania further upriver to the transitional Duryea yard. After the collapse of Conrail, trackage on the Northern Susquehanna is operated by Norfolk Southern, with some areas sublet to other road companies; the trackage running through Tunkhannock Pennsylvania Route 29 connects to the New York state line providing north-south road connections by secondary highway, whilst PA-92, U.
S. Route 6 provide major east-west secondary highway access to the region. Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns; the following boroughs and townships are located in Wyoming County: Factoryville Laceyville Meshoppen Nicholson Tunkhannock Lake Winola Noxen West Falls Bellasylva Forkston Kasson Brook Ricketts The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Wyoming County.† county seat National Register of Histo
The Butte and Pacific Railway Historic District is a 750 acres historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It covers the railway right-of-way which begins in Butte and runs to Anaconda along the course of Silver Bow Creek, it spans parts of Deer Silver Bow counties. The listing included 51 contributing buildings, 34 contributing structures, two contributing sites, it covers resources associated with the Butte and Pacific Railway. A Butte and Pacific Railway Historic District added some Western rustic architecture in or near Durant, Montana; the boundary increase added eight contributing buildings on 20 acres at the confluence of German Gulch and Silver Bow Creek at the east end of Silver Bow Canyon. The district may have been incorporated into the huge Butte-Anaconda Historic District when that district was expanded in 2006. Media related to Butte and Pacific Railway Historic District at Wikimedia Commons
The Journal of Military History is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the military history of all times and places. It is the official journal of the Society for Military History; the journal was established in 1937 and the editor-in-chief is Bruce Vandervort. It is abstracted and indexed in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities; the journal was established in 1937 as the Journal of the American Military Foundation. It was renamed Journal of the American Military Institute in 1939 and Military Affairs: The Journal of Military History, Including Theory and Technology in 1941, before obtaining its current name in 1989. Official website