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Welcome to Phillipsburg ...

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

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

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Phillipsburg, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1861.

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

Phillipsburg is within the boundaries of the (908) area code.

The ZIP code for Phillipsburg: 08865<4>

Websites for Phillipsburg ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.warrencountychamber.org/

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 (which had 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 have 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 [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Lehigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<6>
  • Bethlehem [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem [Lehigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 75,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethlehem<6>
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
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    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Phillipsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quakertown [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quakertown
      • Quakertown [Bucks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quakertown<6>
    • Catasauqua [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
      • Catasauqua [Lehigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catasauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua<6>
    • Hellertown [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellertown
      • Hellertown [Northampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,820 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hellertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hellertown<6>
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<6>
    • Bangor [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [Northampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor<6>
    • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
      • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Phillipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Phillipsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Phillipsburg on our Genealogy Page.

The Communities of New Jersey

About Warren County

About New Jersey

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: www.co.warren.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Phillipsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Phillipsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhillipsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phillipsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6941, Longitude: -75.1900    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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