Hellertown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hellertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hellertown had a population of 5,878 as of July 1, 2017. Hellertown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hellertown is located at latitude 40.5813 and longitude -75.3379 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hellertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Borough of Hellertown (GNIS ID: 1215496) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hellertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hellertown: Hellerstown, Stopes.

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Hellertown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,878
Daytime Population: Workers 1,523
Daytime Population: Residents 2,886
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,409
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 5,865
Population in Familes 4,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 4,482
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $56,182
Average Household Income $69,910
Per Capita Income $30,734


Total Housing Units 2,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,704 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 876 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $188,413
Average Home Value $198,445


Total Households 2,580
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,521
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% 0.15%
Households -0.13% 0.1%
Families -0.26% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Hellertown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hellertown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 208 88th
Population Density # 188 89th
Diversity Index # 476 73rd
Median Household Income # 610 65th
Per Capita Income # 470 73rd

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