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Welcome to Wind Gap ...

Wind Gap is located in Northampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wind Gap, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wind Gap has a population of 2,743 people<2> (see below for details).

Wind Gap is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Wind Gap: 18091<4>

Websites for Wind Gap ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wind Gap had an population of 2,743 people. This is an increase of 0.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wind Gap had a population of 2,720 people. This makes Wind Gap the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Wind Gap represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 345th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,720 people, the population of Wind Gap decreased 3.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,812 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wind Gap.

Communities near Wind Gap ...

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

  • Allentown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Easton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton <5>
  • Phillipsburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • East Stroudsburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Northampton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Wilson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
  • Catasauqua
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Hellertown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Nazareth
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)

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 Wind Gap. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wind Gap.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wind Gap ...

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

Adding Wind Gap to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wind Gap 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 Wind Gap was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wind Gap.

The official website for Wind Gap:

The official website for Northampton County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wind Gap.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wind Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Wind Gap). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wind Gap or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.


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