Slatington, Pennsylvania

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Slatington, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Slatington Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Slatington Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Slatington, Pennsylvania

Comparing Slatington 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
Racial Diversity 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 2
Age of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 8

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Slatington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18080
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.748
Longitude -75.612

Slatington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 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 6.5 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
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Slatington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,434 100%
Male 2,157 48.6%
Female 2,277 51.4%
Under 18 1,201 27.1%
18+ 3,233 72.9%
65+ 589 13.3%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 3.01
White 4,267 96.2%
African-American 63 1.4%
Asian 17 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.2%
Other 34 0.8%
Mixed Race 43 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 90 2%

Estimated Slatington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,413
Growth -21
Growth % -0.5%

Slatington 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 29.2%
US/American 12.1%
Pennsylvania German 11%
Irish 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Italian 5.7%
Welsh 5.5%
Dutch 4.2%
Polish 3.1%
English 2.7%
Slovak 2.2%
Hungarian 1.8%
Ukrainian 1%
Greek 1%
Portuguese 1%
Austrian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Emerald (18080)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Slatington 4,434 $43,542
Bowmanstown 895 $39,018
Northampton 9,405 $49,482
Palmerton 5,248 $36,967
Parryville 478 $37,917
Walnutport 2,043 $44,844
Weissport 434 $37,188

Slatington Public Libraries

Slatington Library Inc
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(610) 767-6461
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Slatington High Schools (2004)

Serves 708 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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1. Walkerton, Indiana 81.8   26.5% 15.9% 14.9% 25 $42,407 6.6% 5.8% 2,274 14.5% 15 0.2% 4.4
2. Folcroft, Pennsylvania 77.6   22.5% 13.4% 8.2% 26 $50,791 7.2% 6.1% 6,978 8.4% 21.4 0% 7.6
3. Lowell, Indiana 74.5   21.4% 10.8% 14.8% 30 $54,797 7% 2.7% 7,505 6.5% 21.6 0.1% 8
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