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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,833
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+2,961
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,181

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,543
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$979
Median House Value$179,700

Ancestry

Italian14.9%
Irish14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.5%
English6.9%
Hungarian6.6%
German4.4%
Slovak4%
Polish3.7%
Dutch3.4%
Portuguese3.2%
Welsh2.7%
Lithuanian1.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
West Indian1.1%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Hellertown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Northampton County
Standard Zip Codes18055
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.58
Approximate Longitude-75.33

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)

StationALLENTOWN LEHIGH VLY AP
Distance7.5 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
StationBUCKSVILLE
Distance9.2 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
StationBELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance22.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethlehem75,240$63,746
Coopersburg2,401$74,038
Fountain Hill4,673$60,365
Freemansburg2,621$69,071
Richlandtown1,325$79,750
Riegelsville758$84,500

Hellertown Public Libraries

Hellertown Area Library
409 CONSTITUTION AVE
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
(610) 838-8381

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Hellertown Public Schools

Saucon Valley El Sch
2085 Polk Valley Rd
ZIP: 18055
(610) 838-9331
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Saucon Valley Ms
2095 Polk Valley Rd
ZIP: 18055
(610) 838-7071
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Saucon Valley Shs
2100 Polk Valley Rd
ZIP: 18055
(610) 838-7001
High
Total Enrollment 767

Hellertown Private Schools

St Theresa School
300 Leonard St
ZIP: 18055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
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