Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

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Kunkletown is a populated place in Eldred Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at latitude 40.848 and longitude -75.448, at an elevation of 528 feet. It is at ZIP Code 18058.

History[edit]

An 1845 book providing the first published reference refers to it as Kunklesville. Saying it bore "the name of its proprietor, [it] was started about 15 years ago, consisting of seven or eight dwellings, one tavern, one store, a school house, a German Reformed Church and a grist mill.[1] A Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, newspaper refers to it as Kunkletown in December 1846.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Kunkletown's population in the 2010 census was 9,464, of which 8,924 were Caucasian, 377 were African-American, 499 were Hispanic, 81 were Asian, 77 were Indian, 9 were Hawaiian, and 161 were other. The average home value in 2000 was $114,800, and the average household income that year was $44,580.[3]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rupp, I. Daniel (1845). History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties.  Via Rowland, Bob (August 21, 2004). "The Kunkles in Kunkletown, PA". Ancestry.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rowland
  3. ^ "Kunkletown, PA". ZIP-codes.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 75°26′54″W / 40.84778°N 75.44833°W / 40.84778; -75.44833