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Welcome to Hazleton ...

The city of Hazleton is located in Luzerne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hazleton has a population of 24,803 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hazleton.

Hazleton is 1,650 feet [503 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Hazleton is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Hazleton: 18201<4>

Websites for Hazleton ...

Official Website:   www.hazletoncity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hazletonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hazleton had an population of 24,803 people. This is a decrease of 2.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hazleton had a population of 25,340 people (or 7.9% of the total population of Luzerne County). This makes Hazleton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hazleton represents 0.2% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,340 people, the population of Hazleton increased 8.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,329 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hazleton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Hazleton - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hazleton ...

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

  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Berwick [Columbia County]
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    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,855 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<6>
  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,633 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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    • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
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      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
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      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
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      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
      • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
      • East Mauch Chunk
      • Mauch Chunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Thorpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahanoy City
      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<6>
    • Lansford [Carbon County]
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      • Lansford [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<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 Hazleton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hazleton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hazleton. See our Newspapers Page for Hazleton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hazleton ...

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

Adding Hazleton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hazleton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hazleton was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hazleton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

The official website for Hazleton: www.hazletoncity.org/

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.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 Luzerne, 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 Hazleton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hazleton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Hazleton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hazleton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hazleton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hazleton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HazletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hazleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9601, Longitude: -75.9745    
<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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