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Welcome to West Hazleton ...

West Hazleton is located in Luzerne County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Hazleton has a population of 4,334 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Hazleton.

West Hazleton is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West Hazleton lies within the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Hazleton had an population of 4,334 people. This is a decrease of 5.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Hazleton had a population of 4,594 people. This makes West Hazleton the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of West Hazleton represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,594 people, the population of West Hazleton increased 29.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,542 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Hazleton.

Communities near West Hazleton ...

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

  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of West Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,278 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Berwick [Columbia County]
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    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of West Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,855 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<6>
  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
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    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of West Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,633 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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    • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of West Hazleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
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      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,296 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
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      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,738 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
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      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
      • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
      • East Mauch Chunk
      • Mauch Chunk
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
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      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<6>
    • Lansford [Carbon County]
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      • Lansford [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
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      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of West Hazleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<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 West Hazleton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Hazleton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Hazleton ...

Looking for more information about West Hazleton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Hazleton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Hazleton.

Adding West Hazleton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Hazleton 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 West Hazleton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Hazleton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Hazleton on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

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

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.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 Luzerne, 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 West Hazleton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Hazleton - 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- West Hazleton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Hazleton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West HazletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Hazleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9626, Longitude: -76.0002       In this case, the coordinates for West Hazleton 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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