Tunkhannock is a borough in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Wilkes-Barre. Today, many residents are employed by the Procter & Gamble plant in nearby Washington Township.As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 1,836. Tunkhannock is in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.Skyhaven Airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) south of the central business district of Tunkhannock.of 2010, there are 1,836 people, 817 households, and 447 families residing in the borough.The racial makeup of the borough is 95.9% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races.1.3% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.There are 817 households out of which 25.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% are married couples living together, 12% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% are non-families.40.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older.
The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the borough the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 57% from 18 to 64, and 20.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the borough is ,071, and the median income for a family is ,250.
The population density is 2,040 people per square mile (787.6/km²).
There are 871 housing units at an average density of 967.8 per square mile (378/km²).
The name Tunkhannock comes from the Minsi-Len'api term Ptuk'hanna'unk, which means "Bend-in-river-place," especially to the town's west, upstream at the radical bend called "The Neck." Modern Tunkhannock, Lackawanna County, The Tunkhannock Historic District, bounded by Tioga, Pine, and Harrison Sts and Wyoming Ave, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August 2005.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square mile (2.3 km²), all of it land.