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Welcome to Jim Thorpe ...

Jim Thorpe is located in Carbon County<1> and is the County Seat for Carbon County.



Jim Thorpe was founded in 1818.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jim Thorpe has a population of 4,656 people<2> (see below for details).

Jim Thorpe is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Jim Thorpe: (570)

The ZIP code for Jim Thorpe: 18229<4>

The community of Jim Thorpe was previously named East Mauch Chunk. Going back to its beginning, Jim Thorpe was originally named Mauch Chunk. For more information about the names of Jim Thorpe, see The Names of Jim Thorpe on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Jim Thorpe ...

Official Website: https://www.jimthorpe.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jim Thorpe had an population of 4,656 people. This is a decrease of 2.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jim Thorpe had a population of 4,781 people (or 7.33% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Jim Thorpe the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Jim Thorpe represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 203rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,781 people, the population of Jim Thorpe has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,804 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jim Thorpe.

Communities near Jim Thorpe ...

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

  • Hazleton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Northampton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Tamaqua
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • 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>
  • Palmerton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
    • Palmerton is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,321 people
  • West Hazleton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
    • West Hazleton is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
  • Slatington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slatington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slatington
    • Slatington is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,311 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slatington <5>
  • Lansford
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • 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>
  • Freeland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Nesquehoning
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Coplay
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coplay have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coplay
    • Coplay is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,217 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coplay <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jim Thorpe ...

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

Adding Jim Thorpe to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Jim Thorpe in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Jim Thorpe post office opened in 1954.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jim Thorpe.

The official website for Jim Thorpe: https://www.jimthorpe.org/

The official website for Carbon County: www.carboncounty.com/

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 Carbon, 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 Jim Thorpe.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jim Thorpe - 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 community (such as Jim Thorpe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jim Thorpe 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:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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