West Easton, Pennsylvania

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West Easton, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% West Easton Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% West Easton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of West Easton, Pennsylvania

Comparing West Easton 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 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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West Easton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18042
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.678
Longitude -75.237

West Easton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 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 12.5 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
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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West Easton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,152 100%
Male 563 48.9%
Female 589 51.1%
Under 18 288 25%
18+ 864 75%
65+ 158 13.7%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,098 95.3%
African-American 22 1.9%
Asian 12 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 10 0.9%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 43 3.7%

Estimated West Easton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,170
Growth 18
Growth % 1.6%

West Easton 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 23.6%
Italian 16.2%
Irish 10%
Polish 6.7%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Ukrainian 5.8%
English 4.6%
Dutch 4.5%
Pennsylvania German 4.4%
Hungarian 2.7%
Slovak 2.2%
Lebanese 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Other Arab 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

College Hill (18042)
Williams Township (18042)

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)
West Easton 1,152 $48,393
Easton 26,263 $38,704
Glendon 367 $45,417
Nazareth 6,023 $50,298
Riegelsville 863 $55,208
Stockertown 687 $59,375
Tatamy 930 $55,750
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