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Welcome to Slatington ...

Slatington is located in Lehigh County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Slatington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Slatington has a population of 4,309 people<3> (see below for details).

Slatington is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Slatington: (610) & (484)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Slatington had an population of 4,309 people. This is an increase of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Slatington had a population of 4,232 people. This makes Slatington the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Slatington represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 236th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,232 people, the population of Slatington decreased 4.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,434 people).

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

Communities Also Named Slatington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Slatington - it's located in Arkansas.

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

Communities near Slatington ...

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

  • Allentown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Bethlehem
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Emmaus
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Northampton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Catasauqua
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <6>
  • Hellertown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Nazareth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Palmerton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Kutztown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kutztown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kutztown
    • Kutztown is located in Berks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,070 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kutztown <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 Slatington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Slatington.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Slatington ...

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

Adding Slatington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Slatington post office opened in 1851.

We also found Slatington in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Slatington.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lehigh, 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 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 Slatington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Slatington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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