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The city of Easton is located in Northampton County<1> and is the County Seat for Northampton County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Easton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Easton has a population of 27,446 people<3> (see below for details).

Easton is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Easton: 18042<5>

Websites for Easton ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Easton had an population of 27,446 people. This is an increase of 2.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Easton had a population of 26,800 people (or 9% of the total population of Northampton County). This makes Easton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Easton represents 0.21% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,800 people, the population of Easton increased 2.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,263 people).

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

Communities Also Named Easton ...

While we believe that this Easton is located in Northampton County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Easton. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clarion and Wyoming County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 33 communities that are also named Easton - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Easton ...

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

  • Allentown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Emmaus
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Northampton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Quakertown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Catasauqua
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Catasauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <6>
  • Hellertown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Nazareth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Bangor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bangor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <6>
  • Fountain Hill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
    • Fountain Hill is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fountain Hill

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Easton. Our list includes 89 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Easton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Easton ...

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

Adding Easton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Easton 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 Easton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Easton.

The official website for Easton:

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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 Easton 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 Easton 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 Easton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Easton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Easton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Easton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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