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Northampton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northampton had a population of 10,007 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.6862 and longitude -75.4968 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northampton 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 10,007
Population in Households 10,007
Population in Familes 7,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,065
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $56,558
Average Household Income $69,659
Per Capita Income $29,361


Total Housing Units 4,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,775 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,443 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $175,690
Average Home Value $197,126


Total Households 4,218
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,657
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% 0.24%
Households 0.04% 0.18%
Families -0.15% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2018 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 # 88 95th
Population Density # 243 86th
Diversity Index # 540 69th
Median Household Income # 657 63rd
Per Capita Income # 613 65th

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