Northampton, Pennsylvania

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For the township located in Bucks County, PA, see Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For the township located in Somerset County, PA, see Northampton Township, Somerset County, 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. As of the 2000 census, Northampton's population was 9,405.



Northampton is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Allentown and 15 miles (24 km) west of Easton at 40°41′2″N 75°29′29″W / 40.68389°N 75.49139°W / 40.68389; -75.49139 (40.683896, -75.491353)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) (3.70%), water. Northampton's elevation is 370 feet (110 m) above sea level.

The Lehigh River, which separates Northampton County from Lehigh County, forms the borough's western border.


The governing body consists of a borough manager, an assistant borough manager and eight council members (two from each ward) who are voted into office by the citizens of the borough.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,405 people, 3,869 households, and 2,634 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,619.1 people per square mile (1,396.7/km²). There were 4,023 housing units at an average density of 1,548.1/sq mi (597.4/km²). 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.

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