Slatington, Pennsylvania

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Slatington is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is located 15 miles northwest of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is five miles south of Palmerton, one mile west of Walnutport and five miles north of Neffs.

Slatington's elevation varies from 330 feet at the Lehigh River on the west side of town to 750 feet by the Union Cemetery on Route 873 to the south.

Historically, structural iron, knit goods, and silk were manufactured in Slatington, and there were abundant slate quarries in the area.

In 1900, 3,773 people lived in Slatington, and, by 1910, that number had grown to 4,454. Between 1910 and the 2000 census, the population actually reduced slightly, to 4,434. The U.S. postal code (zip code) for Slatington, PA is 18080.

Slatington was settled in 1738 and incorporated in 1864.

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Geography

Slatington is located at 40°45′9″N 75°36′33″W / 40.7525°N 75.60917°W / 40.7525; -75.60917 (40.752561, -75.609229)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.35%) is water.

Slatington's elevation is 738 feet above sea level.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,434 people, 1,743 households, and 1,190 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,354.6 people per square mile (1,297.0/km²). There were 1,867 housing units at an average density of 1,412.5/sq mi (546.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.23% White, 1.42% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population.

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