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Northampton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northampton had a population of 10,028 as of July 1, 2017. Northampton 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 Northampton is located at latitude 40.688 and longitude -75.4874 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northampton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Borough of Northampton (GNIS ID: 1215498) 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 Northampton 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 Northampton: Alliance, Figtown, Hockendauqua, Laubach, Laubachsville, Navarro, Newport, Siegfried, Siegfrieds Bridge, Stemton.

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


Total Population 10,028
Daytime Population: Workers 2,545
Daytime Population: Residents 4,742
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 10,028
Population in Familes 7,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,073
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $56,157
Average Household Income $69,240
Per Capita Income $29,152


Total Housing Units 4,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,902 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $174,181
Average Home Value $195,555


Total Households 4,222
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,676
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 0.14% 0.29%
Households 0.06% 0.23%
Families -0.07% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Northampton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northampton 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 # 87 95th
Population Density # 244 86th
Diversity Index # 549 69th
Median Household Income # 611 65th
Per Capita Income # 586 67th

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