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Welcome to Northampton ...

Northampton is located in Northampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Northampton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

When the people of Northampton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Northamptonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northampton has a population of 9,878 people<3> (see below for details).

Northampton is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Northampton: 18067<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northampton had an population of 9,878 people. This is a decrease of 0.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.03% 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 (which had 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 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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Easton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton <6>
  • Phillipsburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • Emmaus
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Quakertown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Wilson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
  • Hellertown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Nazareth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Palmerton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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
  • Lehighton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)

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.

Adding Northampton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Northampton 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 Northampton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Northampton post office opened in 1892.

We also found Northampton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Northampton.

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:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northampton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northampton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Northampton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northampton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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