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Welcome to Sunbury ...
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 9,372 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 lies within the (570) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunbury had an population of 9,372 people. This is a decrease of 5.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.67% 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.
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.
Adding Sunbury to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sunbury 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 Sunbury was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sunbury on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sunbury on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022