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

The community of Easton is the Seat for Northampton County.

Northampton County was founded March 11, 1752 and was created by taking area from BucksCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Northampton had a population of 298,990 people. This is an increase of 11.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 267,066 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Northampton represented 2.17% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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

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
2000267,066The Last Census

More information can be found on the Northampton County Census Page for Northampton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Northampton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Northampton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bethlehem   73,08871,3292.47% increase  
Easton   26,36126,2630.37% increase  
Northampton   9,9569,4055.86% increase  
Wilson   7,7167,6820.44% increase  
Nazareth   6,0816,0230.96% increase  

Websites for Northampton County

Official Website:   www.northamptoncounty.org/

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

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