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Welcome to Hamburg ...

Hamburg is located in Berks County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Hamburg, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hamburg has a population of 4,351 people<2> (see below for details).

Hamburg is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Hamburg ...

Official Website: www.hamburgboro.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamburg had an population of 4,351 people. This is an increase of 1.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamburg had a population of 4,289 people. This makes Hamburg the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Hamburg represents 0.03% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 233rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,289 people, the population of Hamburg increased 4.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,114 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hamburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Hamburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York (2), Ohio (4), Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Hamburg ...

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

  • Reading
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Pottsville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Wyomissing
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyomissing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyomissing
    • Wyomissing is located in Berks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,605 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyomissing <4>
  • Tamaqua
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
    • Tamaqua is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,633 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua <4>
  • Shillington
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Schuylkill Haven
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
    • Schuylkill Haven is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven <4>
  • Kutztown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kutztown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kutztown
    • Kutztown is located in Berks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,070 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kutztown <4>
  • West Reading
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Reading
    • West Reading is located in Berks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,294 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Reading <4>
  • Minersville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
    • Minersville is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville <4>
  • Sinking Spring
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamburg. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamburg ...

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

Adding Hamburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hamburg 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 Hamburg was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found Hamburg in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hamburg.

The official website for Hamburg: www.hamburgboro.com/

The official website for Berks County: www.co.berks.pa.us/

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 Berks, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hamburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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