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18101, 18102, 18103, 18104

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The population of Allentown is approximately 107,294 (2006), 118032 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 45,960 (2000), 42804 (2010).

The amount of land area in Allentown is 45.876 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Allentown is 17.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.612 sq kilometers.
The distance from Allentown to Washington DC is 143 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Allentown is positioned 40.59 degrees north of the equator and 75.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Allentown elevation is 17.7 feet above sea level.
Allentown median income is $33,658 (2005).

The Allentown median home price is $111,500 (2005).

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Allentown location: in eastern Pennsylvania near Bethlehem, not far from the New Jersey border. Other nearby communities include Fullerton, Catasauqua, Hokendauqua, North Catasauqua, Emmaus, Coplay, Fountain Hill and Northampton.

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Allentown history:

"Allentown was originally part of Northampton County and originally known as Northampton. Eventually Lehigh County emerged out of western sections of Northampton County, and in 1838 the town was named for William Allen, an early chief justice of Pennsylvania."
Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara
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Allentown attractions:

Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom
a 200-acre amusement and water park with nearly 100 rides and attractions. Bumper boats, carousel, wooden roller coaster, go-karts, waterslide, stage shows, pool and more.
3830 Dorney Park Rd.
Allentown, PA 18104-5899
Phone: (610) 395-3724

Allentown Symphony
23 North Sixth Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101-1431
Phone: 610-432-7961
Fax: 610-432-6009

Allentown Art Museum
Fifth and Court Streets
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-432-4333

The Great Allentown Fair!
Annual Event - 1999 dates: August 31 thru September 6
Phone: 610- 433-7541

Lehigh Valley Zoo & Game Preserve
5150 Game Preserve Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Voice: 610.799.4171
Fax: 610.799.4170

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