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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

18101, 18102, 18103, 18104

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
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).


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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History & History Related Items

"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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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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Allentown City Government

Allentown Website

Allentown City Clerk
435 W. Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101-1603
Phone: 610-437-7539

Allentown Chamber

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-841-4582

Allentown Organizations

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 205
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-841-4582

Allentown Libraries

Allentown Public Library, Main Library
1210 Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18102-4305
Phone: 610-820-2400

Allentown Public Library, South Branch
601 W. Emmaus Ave.
Allentown, PA 18103-8634
Phone: 610-797-3832

Allentown Schools

Allentown School District
31 S. Penn St.
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-821-2600


Allentown College of St. Francis de Salas
Center Valley, PA
just south of Bethlehem and Allentown near the intersection of routes 309 and 378

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6132
Toll-free: 1-800-360-1222
Phone: 610-437-4471

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18104-5564
Phone: (610) 821-3100 Allentown


The population of Allentown was:
1990 - 105,090
2000 - 106,632
2006 - 107,294
Median age:
2000 - 34.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,016
2005 - $ 33,658

Median house value:
2000 - $ 76,900
2005 - $ 111,500

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