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Welcome to Allentown ...

The city of Allentown is located in Lehigh County<1> and is the County Seat for Lehigh County.

When the people of Allentown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Allentonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Allentown has a population of 121,442 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) & (484)<5>

Websites for Allentown ...

Official Website: www.allentownpa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Allentown had an population of 121,442 people. This is an increase of 2.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.89% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Allentown ...

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

  • Easton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<7>
  • Phillipsburg [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
  • Quakertown [Bucks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quakertown
    • Quakertown [Bucks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,784 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quakertown<7>
  • Perkasie [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkasie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkasie
    • Perkasie [Bucks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,738 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkasie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perkasie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wilson [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Northampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Hellertown [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hellertown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellertown
      • Hellertown [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hellertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hellertown<7>
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nazareth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<7>
    • Palmerton [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
      • Palmerton [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerton
    • Kutztown [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kutztown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kutztown
      • Kutztown [Berks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kutztown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kutztown<7>
    • Slatington [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slatington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slatington
      • Slatington [Lehigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slatington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slatington<7>

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 Allentown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allentown.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Allentown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allentown. See our Newspapers Page for Allentown.

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: www.allentownpa.org/

The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lehigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allentown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 40.6022, Longitude: -75.4717    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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