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Welcome to Phillipsburg ...

The town of Phillipsburg is located in Warren County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Phillipsburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Phillipsburg has a population of 14,238 people<2> (see below for details).

Phillipsburg is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Phillipsburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Phillipsburg: (908)

The ZIP code for Phillipsburg: 08865<4>

Websites for Phillipsburg ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Phillipsburg, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Phillipsburg had an population of 14,238 people. This is a decrease of 4.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Phillipsburg had a population of 14,950 people (which is 13.75% of the total population of Warren County). This makes Phillipsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Phillipsburg represents 0.17% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,950 people, the population of Phillipsburg decreased 1.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,166 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Phillipsburg.

Communities Also Named Phillipsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Phillipsburg - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Phillipsburg.

Communities near Phillipsburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Phillipsburg.

  • Allentown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Emmaus
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Northampton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Quakertown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Catasauqua
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Catasauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Hellertown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Nazareth
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Bangor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Northampton County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bangor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <5>
  • Fountain Hill
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
    • Fountain Hill is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fountain Hill

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Phillipsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Phillipsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Phillipsburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Phillipsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Phillipsburg. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Phillipsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Phillipsburg ...

Looking for more information about Phillipsburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Phillipsburg, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Phillipsburg.

Adding Phillipsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Phillipsburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Phillipsburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Phillipsburg on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Phillipsburg.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Phillipsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Warren County:

The official website for State of New Jersey:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Warren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Phillipsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Phillipsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Phillipsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Phillipsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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