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Encyclopedia > Northampton, Pennsylvania

Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The borough is located in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ...


Northampton is located 8 miles north of Allentown and 15 miles west of Easton. The population of the borough was 9,405 at the 2000 census. Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Northampton County Mayor Philip B. Mitman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 12. ...

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Geography

Northampton is located at 40°41′2″N, 75°29′29″W (40.683896, -75.491353)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 7.0 km² (2.7 mi²). 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.70%) is water. Northampton's elevation is 370 feet above sea level. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,405 people, 3,869 households, and 2,634 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,396.7/km² (3,619.1/mi²). There were 4,023 housing units at an average density of 597.4/km² (1,548.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.21% White, 0.35% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,869 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $40,982, and the median income for a family was $49,482. Males had a median income of $37,033 versus $26,422 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,516. About 1.3% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Northampton was once a global center for the manufacturing of cement. The Atlas Portland Cement Company was based there, until it was closed in 1982, due largely to foreign competition. Cement is a material used for bonding other materials together, and as a binder in concrete. ...


Tru Blu brewery, a microbrewery, is based in Northampton.


Northampton was created from the villages of Siegfried, Newport and Stemton, which together were formed into an alliance in 1902. In 1909, Atlas petitioned county courts to change the alliance into a borough, reportedly because the change would make it easier for the company to send and receive mail.


The Atlas Portland Cement Company plant closed in 1982, but borough residents — many of them former Atlas employees or their descendants — still identify strongly with the company and its history.


Public education

Northampton is part of the [[Northampton Area School District], which also serves the Bourghs of Bath and Chapman, and the Townships of Allen, East Allen, Moore, and Lehigh


Its high school, also based in Northampton, is Northampton Area High School and serves grades nine through 12. One middle school, Northampton Area Middle School, serves grades six through eight. Four elementary schools (Lehigh Elementary, Moore Township Elementary, and George Wolf Elementary, Wolf Elemenraty) serve students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Northampton Area High School is the secondary school of the Northampton Area School District located in Northampton. ...


Resource

  • The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, based in Northampton.

External links

  • Northampton Borough Official Web Site.
  • Northampton County Official Web Site.
  • Northampton Area School District Official Web Site.
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 40.683896° -75.491353°


Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Municipalities and Communities of Northampton County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Easton)
Cities Bethlehem | Easton
Boroughs Bangor | Bath | Chapman | East Bangor | Freemansburg | Glendon | Hellertown | Nazareth | North Catasauqua | Northampton | Pen Argyl | Portland | Roseto | Stockertown | Tatamy | Walnutport | West Easton | Wilson | Wind Gap
Townships Allen | Bethlehem | Bushkill | East Allen | Forks | Hanover | Lehigh | Lower Mount Bethel | Lower Nazareth | Lower Saucon | Moore | Palmer | Plainfield | Upper Mount Bethel | Upper Nazareth | Washington | Williams
Communities and CDPs Belfast | Eastlawn Gardens | Middletown | Old Orchard | Palmer Heights

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Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
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Northampton, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (616 words)
Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Northampton is located 8 miles north of Allentown and 15 miles west of Easton.
Northampton was once a global center for the manufacturing of cement.
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