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Encyclopedia > Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 11, 1752
Seat Easton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

977 km² (377 mi²)
2,164 km² (836 mi²)
9 km² (4 mi²), 0.94%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

267,066
276/km² 
Website: www.northamptoncounty.org

Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. As of 2000, the population was 267,066. Its county seat is Easton6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Northampton_County. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Northampton County is located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, while the northern edge borders on the Poconos. The eastern section of the county directly borders Warren County, New Jersey. Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania The Lehigh Valley (also known simply as The Valley) is a region in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Pennsylvanias Pocono region counties The Pocono Mountains region is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...


The county is one of the most industrially-oriented regions in the nation, producing anthracite coal, cement, and other industrial products. Bethlehem Steel, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel, was located there prior to its 2003 closing. Anthracite coal Anthracite (Greek Ανθρακίτης, literally a form of coal, from Anthrax [Άνθραξ], coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... Bethlehem Steel Corporations flagship manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 977 km² (377 mi²). 968 km² (374 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (4 mi²) of it (0.94%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Government

Northampton is one of the six counties in Pennsylvania which has adopted a home rule charter. Instead of being run by a Board of Commissioners and several Row Officers, voters elect an Executive, a nine-person Council, a Controller, and a District Attorney. The Executive, Controller and District Attorney are elected by all voters in the County, as are five members of the Council. The other four Councilmen are elected by districts. Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Elected Officials[1]

  • County Executive:
    • John Stoffa
  • County Council:
    • J. Michael Dowd
    • Michael F. Corriere
    • Ron Angle
    • Mary Ensslin
    • John Cusick
    • Wayne Grube
    • Ann McHale
    • Charles Dertinger
    • Diane Neiper
  • County Controller:
    • John Schimmel
  • District Attorney
    • John Morganelli

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 267,066 people, 101,541 households, and 71,078 families residing in the county. The population density was 276/km² (714/mi²). There were 106,710 housing units at an average density of 110/km² (286/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.23% White, 2.77% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 6.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 101,541 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.


Politics

As of November 2006, there are 187,441 registered voters in Northampton County [2]. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ...

Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ...

Famous people from Northampton County

Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940 in Montona dIstria, Italy, now Motovun, Croatia) is an Italian American racing driver, and one of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing. ... Marco Andretti jokes around with Ashley Judd (wife of teammate Dario Franchitti) at Indy, May 2007. ... Andretti racing at Monterey, California, October 1991 Michael Mario Andretti (born October 5, 1962 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American semi-retired CART and Formula One driver. ... Devon (born Kristie Marie Lisa on March 28, 1977 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American pornographic actress. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and David Xanatos on Disneys Gargoyles. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... For the politician and activist, see Larry Holmes (Marxist). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Steve Kimock (born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American rock musician and guitarist. ... Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971) is an American actress. ...

Municipalities

Map of Northampton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Northampton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and two towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Northampton County: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Cities

Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City  19. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ...

Boroughs

Bangor (Pennsylvania) Bangor is located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Scranton, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States. ... Bath is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Chapman is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... East Bangor is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Freemansburg is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Glendon is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Hellertown is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Nazareth is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... North Catasauqua is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Pen Argyl is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Portland is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Roseto is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Stockertown is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Tatamy is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Walnutport is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... West Easton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Wilson is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Wind Gap is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Allen Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Bethlehem Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Bushkill Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... East Allen Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Forks Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Hanover Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Lower Mount Bethel Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Lower Nazareth Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lower Saucon Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Moore Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Palmer Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Plainfield Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Mount Bethel Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Nazareth Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Washington Township is a township located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Williams Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

There is also Belfast Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Eastlawn Gardens is a census-designated place located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Middletown is a census-designated place located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Old Orchard is a census-designated place located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Palmer Heights is a census-designated place located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ...

Education

Colleges & Universities

Map of Northampton County, Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Northampton County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Moravian College is a private liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. ...

Public school districts & schools

A public school in Pennsylvania, Bangor Area Senior High School (or BAHS for short) is a frequently attended school located in Upper Mt. ... Freedom High School is a public high school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Liberty High School is a public high school located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Easton Area High School is a four-year public high school located in Palmer Township, Northampton County, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. ... Nazareth Area High School is a public high school located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Nazareth is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Northampton Area School District is a school district located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Northampton Area High School is the secondary school of the Northampton Area School District located in Northampton. ... The Northern Lehigh School District is a public school district with offices in Slatington, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Pen Argyl Area School District is a school district located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Pen Argyl Area High School is a four-year public high school located in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Saucon Valley High School is a grade 9-12 high school in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. ...

Public Charter High Schools

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, Bethlehem Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, or LVPA, is a 4 year Charter High School located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, in the United States. ...


Non-public high schools

Bethlehem Catholic High School, more commonly referred to as Becahi or just Beca, is a parochial high school, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Moravian Academy, located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the United States, is a prekindergarten through 12th grade coeducational college preparatory school. ...

Transportation

Air transportation

Air transport to and from Northampton County is available through Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE, ICAO: KABE). Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE, ICAO: KABE), formerly Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport, is a public airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...


Bus transportation

Public bus service in Northampton County is available through the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, known as LANTA. LANTA, the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, provides public, fixed-route bus service throughout Lehigh County and Northampton County, in Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Recreation

There are 2 Pennsylvania state parks in Northampton County. This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ...

Delaware Canal State Park is located in Bucks County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal runs from the Lehigh River at Easton, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Pennsylvania. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ... Bristol is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Philadelphia opposite Burlington, N.J. on the Delaware River. ... Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is a 1,168 acre state-owned property in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, near Nazareth, Pennsylvania|Nazareth]] and Easton, in Northampton County. ...

External links

  • Northampton County Official Web Site.

Coordinates: 40°45′N 75°19′W / 40.75, -75.31 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Northampton County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Northampton County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Northampton is one of the six counties in Pennsylvania which has adopted a home rule charter.
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The county seat of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is Easton.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 259,736, an increase of 12,626 over the 1990 census.
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