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The 2000 Census showed that Northampton County had a population of 267,066 people. This represented 2.17% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Northampton had a population of 298,990 people. This is an increase of 11.95% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010297,735+11.48%-0.42% since 2009
2009298,990+11.95%+0.68% since 2008
2008296,965+11.2%+0.73% since 2007
2007294,817+10.39%+1.32% since 2006
2006290,971+8.95%+1.63% since 2005
2005286,309+7.21%+1.45% since 2004
2004282,227+5.68%+1.8% since 2003
2003277,232+3.81%+1.5% since 2002
2002273,141+2.27%+1.38% since 2001
2001269,429+0.88%+0.88% since 2000
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2000267,066The Last Census

Northampton County had 106,710 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Northampton County has a total area<3> of 377.4 square miles [977 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.56 square miles [9.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Northampton County had a population density of 714 people per square mile [275.9 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Northampton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Northampton and the state of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Northampton County QuickFact (QF-42095).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Northampton County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BethlehemQF-420608873,08871,3292.47%
EastonQF-422164826,36126,2630.37%
NorthamptonQF-42546969,9569,4055.86%
WilsonQF-42855927,7167,6820.44%
NazarethQF-42528086,0816,0230.96%
HellertownQF-42337445,7385,6062.35%
BangorQF-42040325,3175,319

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Northampton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Warren (NJ)QF-34041   NE109,638102,4377.03%
BucksQF-42017   SE626,015597,6354.75%
CarbonQF-42025   NW63,86558,8028.61%
LehighQF-42077   SW343,519312,09010.07%
MonroeQF-42089   N166,355138,68719.95%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Northampton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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