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Welcome to Wilson ...

Wilson is located in Northampton County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilson has a population of 7,807 people<3> (see below for details).

Wilson is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Wilson ...

Official Website: www.wilsonborough.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilson had an population of 7,807 people. This is a decrease of 1.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilson had a population of 7,896 people. This makes Wilson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Wilson represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,896 people, the population of Wilson increased 2.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,682 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

While we believe that this Wilson is located in Northampton County, we know of another 4 Pennsylvania communities named Wilson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny, Chester, Clarion and McKean County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 85 communities that are also named Wilson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (6), Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (5), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (4), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Wilson ...

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

  • Allentown [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Lehigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<6>
  • Bethlehem [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethlehem<6>
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Wilson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quakertown [Bucks County]
    • Catasauqua [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
      • Catasauqua [Lehigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wilson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,599 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Catasauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua<6>
    • Hellertown [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellertown
      • Hellertown [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hellertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hellertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hellertown<6>
    • Bangor [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
      • Bangor [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Wilson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor<6>
    • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
      • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,699 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hill
    • Pen Argyl [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Argyl
      • Pen Argyl [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Wilson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pen Argyl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pen Argyl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pen Argyl<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 Wilson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilson ...

Looking for more information about Wilson? 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 Wilson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wilson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Northampton County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilson: www.wilsonborough.org/

The official website for Northampton County: www.northamptoncounty.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 Northampton, 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 Wilson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Wilson) 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 Wilson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6832, Longitude: -75.2393       In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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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