Overview

Introduction to Easton, Pennsylvania

Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 9 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 51 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's located in Lehigh Valley at the convergence of the Delaware and the Lehigh rivers in the Eastern region of the state. It's bordered by hills on the east, west and the south. Binney & Smith, the maker of Crayola crayons is located in the city. Lafayette College is one of the oldest colleges in the nation. Easton includes attractive architecture.

Easton History

Easton was established in 1739. The Treaty of Easton was agreed to by the British Colonial Government and Indian tribes during the French and Indian War. Easton is regarded as a significant location during the American Revolutionary War. It was one of the first three locations the Declaration of Independence was read in public.

Easton became a primary commercial location during the canals and railroads era of the 1800's. The Delaware, Morris and Lehigh canals were vital for transportation of goods. The railroads replaced the canals for transportation and five railroads served Easton. The city had a strong German heritage. During Prohibition, it was known for nightlife and had plenty of liquor and a large number of brothels.

Easton Attractions

  • Historic downtown area.
  • Crayola Factory is an indoor theme park for kids.
  • National Canal Museum.
  • State Theatre Center for the Performing Arts is a popular venue.
  • The Canal Boat Josiah White II is pulled by mules in the Lehigh Canal.
  • Scenic water front parks are located along the Delaware and Lehigh rivers.
  • Heritage Day.
  • Anatomy Academy.

Easton Activities

Hiking and bicycle riding are popular along the Lehigh River and Canal. The Delaware Canal Path is a National Heritage Trail. The popular Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is located in Lehigh Valley. Blue Mountain Ski Area and Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area are located in the region. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Middle Delaware National Scenic River are in the county.

Easton Transportation

Air travel is provided at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Easton Higher Education

The city is home to Lafayette College. Moravian College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,100
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+12,035
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married34.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,947

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,705
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.5%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$130,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42%
Italian11.6%
Irish11.1%
English4.9%
Polish3.5%
Hungarian1.9%
West Indian1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Jamaican1%
Arab1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
German0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
African0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
British0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
South African0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Easton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyNorthampton County
Standard Zip Codes18042, 18040, 18045
P.O. Box Zip Codes18044, 18043
Phone Area Codes484, 610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-75.22

Easton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALLENTOWN LEHIGH VLY AP
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationBELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationBUCKSVILLE
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glendon475$76,250
Nazareth5,698$72,899
Riegelsville752$83,355
Stockertown1,212$100,313
Tatamy969$81,500
West Easton1,387$64,000

Easton Public Libraries

Easton Area Public Library
515 CHURCH ST
Easton, Pennsylvania
(610) 258-2917
Mary Meuser Memorial Library
1803 NORTHAMPTON ST
Easton, Pennsylvania
(610) 258-3040

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Easton Hospitals

Easton Hospital
(Proprietary)
250 South 21st Street
(610) 250-4000

Easton Public Schools

Career Institute Of Technology
5335 Kesslersville Road
ZIP: 18040
(610) 258-2857
High
Easton Area Ms Campus Grades 5-6
990 Echo Trail
ZIP: 18040
(610) 250-2440
Middle
Total Enrollment 1392
Easton Area Ms Campus Grades 7-8
1010 Echo Trl
ZIP: 18040
(610) 250-2460
Middle
Total Enrollment 1352
Forks El Sch
1709 Richmond Rd
ZIP: 18040
(610) 250-2536
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Shawnee El Sch
1315 Echo Trail
ZIP: 18040
(610) 250-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Avona El Sch
2317 Front Street
ZIP: 18042
(484) 373-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Cheston El Sch
723 Coal St
ZIP: 18042
(610) 250-2542
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
March El Sch
429 Reeder St
ZIP: 18042
(610) 250-2531
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Paxinosa El Sch
1221 Northampton St
ZIP: 18042
(610) 250-2551
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Williams Township El Sch
2660 Morgan Hill Rd
ZIP: 18042
(484) 373-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Wilson Area Hs
424 Warrior Ln
ZIP: 18042
(484) 373-6030
High
Total Enrollment 666
Wilson Area Intermediate Sch
2400 Firmstone St
ZIP: 18042
(484) 373-6110
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Wilson Borough El Sch
301 S 21st St
ZIP: 18042
(484) 373-6220
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Easton Area Hs
2601 William Penn Hwy
ZIP: 18045
(610) 250-2481
High
Total Enrollment 2593
Farmersville El Sch
7036 Wm Penn Highway
ZIP: 18045
(610) 868-0471
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Palmer El Sch
3050 Green Pond Rd
ZIP: 18045
(610) 250-2521
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Tracy El Sch
1243 Tatamy Rd
ZIP: 18045
(610) 250-2556
Primary
Total Enrollment 341

Easton Private Schools

Goddard School
1775 Sullivan Trl
ZIP: 18040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Hildebrandt Learning Centers - Lafayette
328 Mccartney St
ZIP: 18042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Jane Frances De Chantal School
1900 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 18042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 470
Easton Baptist Academy
177 N Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 18045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Notre Dame High School
3417 Church Rd
ZIP: 18045
Secondary
Total Enrollment 562
The Childrens Garden Early Ed Center
61 Kunkle Dr
ZIP: 18045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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