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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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The location of Allentown

Welcome to Allentown ...

The city of Allentown is located in Lehigh County and is the County Seat for Lehigh County.

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 starting from Allentown and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Phillipsburg (NJ)   [Map]   14,459   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   75,707   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Easton   [Map]   27,109   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hellertown   [Map]   5,847   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kutztown   [Map]   5,059   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nazareth   [Map]   5,711   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allentown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allentown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allentown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Allentown:

Websites for Allentown ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Lehigh County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Allentown:

The official website for Lehigh County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Allentown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Allentown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allentown.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allentown) 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 Allentown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allentown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6004, Longitude: -75.4738     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allentown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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