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Welcome to Sunbury ...

The city of Sunbury is located in Northumberland County<1> and is the County Seat for Northumberland County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunbury has a population of 9,362 people<3> (see below for details).

Sunbury was established in 1772.

The community of Sunbury is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sunbury is located in the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunbury had an population of 9,362 people. This is a decrease of 5.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunbury had a population of 9,905 people (which is 10.48% of the total population of Northumberland County). This makes Sunbury the county's most populous community.

The population of Sunbury represents 0.08% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,905 people, the population of Sunbury decreased 6.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,610 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sunbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Sunbury - they are located in British Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (2) and Ontario.

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

Communities near Sunbury ...

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

  • Bloomsburg [Columbia County]
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    • Bloomsburg [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,811 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsburg<6>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
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    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,952 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,595 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
  • Selinsgrove [Snyder County]
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    • Selinsgrove [Snyder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,902 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selinsgrove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selinsgrove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County]
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      • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
    • Lewisburg [Union County]
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      • Lewisburg [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • 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 Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
    • Mifflinburg [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflinburg
      • Mifflinburg [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,475 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflinburg<6>
    • Kulpmont [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulpmont
      • Kulpmont [Northumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,754 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watsontown
      • Watsontown [Northumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watsontown<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 Sunbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sunbury.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunbury. Our list includes 43 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sunbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunbury ...

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

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About Northumberland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Sunbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8673, Longitude: -76.7764       In this case, the coordinates for Sunbury 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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