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Welcome to Northumberland ...

Northumberland is located in Northumberland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northumberland has a population of 3,592 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Northumberland is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Northumberland: (570)

Websites for Northumberland ...

Official Website: www.northumberlandborough.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northumberland had an population of 3,592 people. This is a decrease of 5.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northumberland had a population of 3,804 people. This makes Northumberland the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Northumberland represents 0.03% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 267th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,804 people, the population of Northumberland increased 2.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,714 people).

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

Communities Also Named Northumberland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Northumberland - they are located in Nevada, New Hampshire, New York and Ohio.

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

Communities near Northumberland ...

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

  • Bloomsburg [Columbia County]
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    • Bloomsburg [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Northumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,749 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsburg<6>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
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    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Northumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,909 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamokin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin<6>
  • Milton [Northumberland County]
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    • Milton [Northumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Northumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Selinsgrove [Snyder County]
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    • Selinsgrove [Snyder County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Northumberland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selinsgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selinsgrove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lewisburg [Union County]
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      • Lewisburg [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,687 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<6>
    • Danville [Montour County]
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      • Danville [Montour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,595 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
    • Mifflinburg [Union County]
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      • Mifflinburg [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mifflinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflinburg<6>
    • Kulpmont [Northumberland County]
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      • Kulpmont [Northumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulpmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulpmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulpmont<6>
    • Watsontown [Northumberland County]
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      • Watsontown [Northumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watsontown<6>
    • Riverside [Northumberland County]
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      • Riverside [Northumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Northumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<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 Northumberland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Northumberland.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northumberland. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Northumberland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northumberland ...

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

Adding Northumberland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Northumberland 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 Northumberland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Northumberland on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Northumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northumberland: www.northumberlandborough.com/

The official website for Northumberland County: www.northumberlandco.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 Northumberland, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northumberland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northumberland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northumberland) 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 Northumberland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorthumberlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northumberland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8945, Longitude: -76.7866       In this case, the coordinates for Northumberland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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