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Overview

Introduction to Lopatcong, New Jersey

Lopatcong, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 11 miles E of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 50 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town’s population is approximately 5,765.

Lopatcong History

Lopatcong originated as the township of Phillipsburg, created on March 7, 1851. It contained portions of the townships of Greenwich and Harmony. The town was officially incorporated as an independent community on March 8, 1861. It was given its current name on March 18, 1863, named after a creek in the area. Lopatcong derives its name from a phrase in the language of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, meaning 'winter water place for deer.'

Lopatcong and nearby Attractions

  • George Taylor House
  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Nockamixon State Park
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Alpine Mountain

Things To Do In Lopatcong

The Allentown Art Museum, the Moravian Museum and the Discovery Center of Science and Technology are some of the local museums. Local historic sites include the George Taylor House and the Stroud Mansion. Nockamixon State Park, Spruce Run Recreation Area, and Ralph Stover State Park are some of the popular local parks and recreational areas, while the Black River & Western Railroad, Bushkill Park, and Northlandz are all nearby as well.

Lopatcong Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Lopatcong Higher Education

Colleges near Lopatdong include Cedar Crest College, Centenary College, and East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

People

Total Population 8,183
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,777
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,178
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,193
Median House Value $247,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 19.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lopatcong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 08865
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.68
Longitude -75.17

Lopatcong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station BUCKSVILLE
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station STROUDSBURG
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lopatcong, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Delaware Park (08865)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomsbury 720 $102,500
Hampton 5,056 $92,269
Milford 1,123 $89,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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