Northampton, Pennsylvania

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Northampton, Pennsylvania

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Northampton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Northampton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Northampton, Pennsylvania

Comparing Northampton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 6
Age of the Population 8 5
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Housing Recently Built 1 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Northampton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18067
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.686
Longitude -75.497

Northampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 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
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Northampton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,405 100%
Male 4,490 47.7%
Female 4,915 52.3%
Under 18 2,110 22.4%
18+ 7,295 77.6%
65+ 1,749 18.6%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.92
White 9,237 98.2%
African-American 33 0.4%
Asian 41 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 37 0.4%
Mixed Race 52 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 164 1.7%

Estimated Northampton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,699
Growth 294
Growth % 3.1%

Northampton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.9%
Pennsylvania German 9%
Irish 6.5%
US/American 6%
Hungarian 5.8%
Italian 5.8%
Ukrainian 5.6%
Austrian 5.5%
Slovak 5.3%
Polish 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Dutch 1.8%
English 1.8%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Syrian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Croatian 0.4%
Slavic 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
British 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Northampton 9,405 $49,482
Allentown 106,632 $37,356
Bath 2,678 $52,300
Bethlehem 71,329 $45,354
Catasauqua 6,588 $48,589
Coplay 3,387 $46,278
Whitehall 14,444 $60,371

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(610) 262-7537
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Northampton High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

Northampton Colleges

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1. Mount Ephraim, New Jersey 87.5   30.6% 17.9% 13.3% 26 $59,468 5.7% 2.5% 4,495 4.9% 44.3 0.1% 4.5
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