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Overview

Introduction to Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Hellertown, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 3 miles SE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 44 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. About 5,606 people live in Hellertown, which is part of the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Hellertown History

This area was originally home to several tribes of Native Indians, and European settlers arrived in the 1700s. The community of Hellertown was founded by Christopher Heller in 1742, and named in his honor. He arrived in the Philadelphia area in the late 1730s, and constructed a large log barn, a log house, and outbuildings on his 176-acre property at the foot of Lehigh Mountain. This plantation was called "Delay". The Heller settlement became the community of Hellertown over the years. It was initially situated in Bucks County, and became a part of Northampton County in 1752.

Hellertown and Nearby Attractions

  • National Canal Museum
  • Oscar Hammerstein II Farm
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
  • Nockamixon State Park

Things To Do In Hellertown

Hellertown is located close to Historic Bethlehem which encompasses the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 1810 Goundie House, Colonial Industrial Quarter, and Burnside Plantation. Exhibits in the National Canal Museum highlight the development of the anthracite coal and iron industries, and the importance of canals. George Taylor House, Oscar Hammerstein II Farm, and Pearl S. Buck House are some of the places of historic interest near Hellertown. The 24-acre Bulls Island Natural Area features nature trails, and camping areas. Visitors can also enjoy activities like fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and picnicking at the Beltzville State Park, and Ralph Stover State Park. Another popular place to visit is the amusement and water park, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.

Hellertown Transportation

Lehigh Valley International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Hellertown Higher Education

Colleges close to Hellertown are Lafayette College, Northampton County Area Community College, Moravian College, and Lehigh University.

People

Total Population 5,881
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 2,970
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,329
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,177

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,476
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $964
Median House Value $178,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.8%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hellertown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18055
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.579
Longitude -75.341

Hellertown 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 ALLENTOWN LEHIGH VLY AP
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station BUCKSVILLE
Distance 9.2 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 BELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance 22.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethlehem 75,050 $57,105
Coopersburg 2,286 $70,040
Fountain Hill 4,610 $57,660
Freemansburg 2,631 $61,042

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hellertown Public Libraries

Library
Hellertown Area Library
409 CONSTITUTION AVE
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
(610) 838-8381
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610-838-7001
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Serves 742 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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