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Welcome to Allentown ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Allentown, you might consider that their post office opened in 1803.
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 121,406 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 121,406 people. This is an increase of 2.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.86% 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 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.
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.
Adding Allentown to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Allentown 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 Allentown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Allentown in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Allentown.
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/updated: 22 Nov 2023