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Welcome to Northampton ...

Northampton is located in Northampton County<1>.

The location of Northampton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Northampton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Northamptonite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northampton has a population of 9,870 people<4> (see below for details).

Northampton is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northampton had an population of 9,870 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northampton had a population of 9,926 people. This makes Northampton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Northampton represents 0.08% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,926 people, the population of Northampton increased 5.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,405 people).

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

Communities Also Named Northampton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Northampton - they are located in Illinois, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Northampton ...

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

  • Bethlehem [Northampton County]
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    • Bethlehem [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethlehem<7>
  • Easton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<7>
  • Phillipsburg [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg [Warren County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quakertown [Bucks County]
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      • Quakertown [Bucks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quakertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quakertown<7>
    • Wilson [Northampton County]
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      • Wilson [Northampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Northampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Hellertown [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellertown
      • Hellertown [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Northampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hellertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hellertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hellertown<7>
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Northampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nazareth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<7>
    • Palmerton [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
      • Palmerton [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Northampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerton
    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehighton
      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northampton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Northampton County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northampton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Northampton County: www.northamptoncounty.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 Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 Northampton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Northampton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northampton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northampton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northampton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Northampton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northampton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6848, Longitude: -75.4910       In this case, the coordinates for Northampton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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