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Welcome to Allentown ...
The location of Allentown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Allentown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Allentonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Allentown has a population of 121,283 people<3> (see below for details).
Allentown is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Allentown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Allentown: (610) and (484)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Allentown had a population of 118,032 people (which is 33.77% of the total population of Lehigh County). This makes Allentown the county's most populous community.
The population of Allentown represents 0.93% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 118,032 people, the population of Allentown increased 10.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 106,632 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Allentown had an population of 121,283 people. This is an increase of 2.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.74% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Allentown.
Communities near Allentown ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Allentown.
Communities Also Named Allentown ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Allentown: This one is located in Lehigh County and the other is located in Allegheny County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 22 communities that are also named Allentown - they are located in Arizona, Connecticut (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allentown.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Allentown:
Websites for Allentown ...
Official Website: www.allentownpa.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allentown ...
Looking for more information about Allentown? 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Allentown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Allentown.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Allentown: www.allentownpa.org/
The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.org/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019