Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

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Pen Argyl is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) north of Easton, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is part of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt.[3]



In 1900, 2,784 people lived in Pen Argyl, and in 1910, 3,967 people lived here. The population was 3,615 as of the 2000 census.


Pen Argyl is located at 40°52′8″N 75°15′20″W / 40.86889°N 75.25556°W / 40.86889; -75.25556 (40.868854, -75.255451)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.71% is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,615 people, 1,427 households, and 1,003 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,603.9 people per square mile (1,004.1/km²). There were 1,506 housing units at an average density of 1,084.8/sq mi (418.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.81% White, 0.07% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 1,427 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

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