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West Nanticoke is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, across the Susquehanna River from the city of Nanticoke. The population of the CDP was 749 at the 2010 census.[1]

West Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
West Nanticoke is located in Pennsylvania
West Nanticoke
West Nanticoke
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
West Nanticoke is located in the United States
West Nanticoke
West Nanticoke
West Nanticoke (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°13′18″N 76°0′54″W / 41.22167°N 76.01500°W / 41.22167; -76.01500Coordinates: 41°13′18″N 76°0′54″W / 41.22167°N 76.01500°W / 41.22167; -76.01500
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLuzerne
TownshipPlymouth Township
Area
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total749
 • Density1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570

GeographyEdit

West Nanticoke is located at 41°13′18″N 76°0′54″W / 41.22167°N 76.01500°W / 41.22167; -76.01500,[2] along U.S. Route 11, on the north bank of the Susquehanna River. It is across the river from the city of Nanticoke, to which it is connected by the Lower Broadway Street Bridge. Pennsylvania Route 29 joins U.S. Route 11 in the center of West Nanticoke. To the north, Route 29 leads to Silkworth and Pikes Creek. Just east of West Nanticoke, Route 29 becomes the South Cross Valley Expressway, crossing the Susquehanna River and leading to Interstate 81 south of Wilkes-Barre. U.S. Route 11 heads northeast to Plymouth and Kingston and southwest to Shickshinny and Berwick.

According to the United States Census Bureau, West Nanticoke has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 17.2%, is water.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): West Nanticoke CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): West Nanticoke CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 30, 2012.

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