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Welcome to Quakertown ...

Quakertown is located in Bucks County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Quakertown, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Quakertown has a population of 8,788 people<2> (see below for details).

Quakertown is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Quakertown ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Quakertown had an population of 8,788 people. This is a decrease of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Quakertown had a population of 8,979 people. This makes Quakertown the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Quakertown represents 0.07% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,979 people, the population of Quakertown has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,931 people).

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

Communities Also Named Quakertown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Quakertown: This one is located in Bucks County and the other is located in Lawrence County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 8 communities that are also named Quakertown - they are located in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Quakertown ...

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

  • Allentown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Easton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Lansdale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Phillipsburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Phillipsburg
  • Emmaus
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Northampton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Doylestown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Wilson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Wilson
  • Souderton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Souderton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Souderton
    • Souderton is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,110 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Souderton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Souderton <4>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Quakertown. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Quakertown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Quakertown ...

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

Adding Quakertown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Quakertown 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 Quakertown was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found Quakertown in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Quakertown.

The official website for Quakertown:

The official website for Bucks County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bucks, 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 Quakertown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Quakertown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.


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