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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Shamokin is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 7,096. Shamokin is in Northumberland County. Living in Shamokin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shamokin there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Shamokin and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$37,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$593
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Shamokin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    683.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    57
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    569.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,350.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Shamokin

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,461
National
$55,322
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Shamokin Reviews

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My experience with Shamokin Pennsylvania has been very unordinary it is a very different town it is in the coal mine region it is a very small town in the middle of the mountains with a lot of Caucasian people who look down on African Americans and other races it is drug-infested and very poor like. What I like about Shamokin is that it is a small town so it is less traffic in less People the positive thing that I can say is that people are very family-oriented other than the people that are drug abusers what I would like to see change is more stores and more places for kids to go and have an opportunity to do positive things other than turn to drugs.
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Lot of potential jobs and places to live but the people and general atmosphere isn't very comforting.
There's not a whole lot to do. Lots of sirens and there is a general overwhelming feeling of being a crab attempting to get out of the barrel but is being pulled back in. Lots of drugs, especially if you know where to look