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Pen Argyl is located in Northampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pen Argyl, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1876.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pen Argyl has a population of 3,554 people<2> (see below for details).

Pen Argyl is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Pen Argyl: 18072<4>

Websites for Pen Argyl ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pen Argyl had an population of 3,554 people. This is a decrease of 1.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pen Argyl had a population of 3,595 people. This makes Pen Argyl the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Pen Argyl represents 0.03% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 274th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,595 people, the population of Pen Argyl has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,615 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pen Argyl.

Communities near Pen Argyl ...

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

  • Bethlehem
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Easton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • 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 <5>
  • Phillipsburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • East Stroudsburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Northampton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Wilson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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
  • Catasauqua
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Nazareth
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Stroudsburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Palmerton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pen Argyl ...

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

Adding Pen Argyl to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pen Argyl 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 Pen Argyl was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Pen Argyl post office opened in 1876.

We also found Pen Argyl in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pen Argyl.

The official website for Pen Argyl:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pen Argyl.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pen Argyl - 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 Pen Argyl). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pen Argyl 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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