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Welcome to Hazleton ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hazleton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1836.

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

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 located in the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Hazleton: 18201<4>

Websites for Hazleton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 (which had 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 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Berwick
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Tamaqua
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Plymouth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Lehighton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Shenandoah
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Jim Thorpe
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
    • Jim Thorpe is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
    • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
    • East Mauch Chunk
    • Mauch Chunk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe <5>
  • Mahanoy City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Lansford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansford
    • Lansford is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,760 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford <5>
  • Frackville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hazleton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Hazleton post office opened in 1836.

We also found Hazleton in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hazleton.

The official website for Hazleton:

The official website for Luzerne County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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