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Welcome to Bethlehem ...

The city of Bethlehem is primarily located in Northampton County<1>. A portion of Bethlehem extends into Lehigh County and Clearfield County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethlehem has a population of 75,815 people<3> (see below for details).

Bethlehem is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bethlehem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Bethlehem ...

Official Website:   www.bethlehem-pa.gov/

Junior League:   www.jllvpa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethlehem had an population of 75,815 people. This is an increase of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethlehem had a population of 74,982 people (or 25.18% of the total population of Northampton County). This makes Bethlehem the county's most populous community.

The population of Bethlehem represents 0.59% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 74,982 people, the population of Bethlehem increased 5.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 71,329 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bethlehem.

Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Bethlehem - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethlehem.

Communities near Bethlehem ...

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

  • Easton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Northampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<6>
  • Phillipsburg [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethlehem
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
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    • Quakertown [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quakertown
      • Quakertown [Bucks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quakertown<6>
    • Perkasie [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkasie
      • Perkasie [Bucks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Bethlehem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkasie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkasie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perkasie<6>
    • Wilson [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Bethlehem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nazareth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<6>
    • Palmerton [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
      • Palmerton [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethlehem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerton
    • Bangor [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [Northampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor<6>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethlehem. 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 Bethlehem.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethlehem. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bethlehem.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethlehem ...

Looking for more information about Bethlehem? 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 Bethlehem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethlehem.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bethlehem: www.bethlehem-pa.gov/

The official website for Northampton County: www.northamptoncounty.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 Northampton, 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethlehem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Bethlehem) 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 Bethlehem. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethlehem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethlehem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6261, Longitude: -75.3704    
<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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