Northampton County

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania

669 Washington St
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 559-6700
Fax: (610) 559-6702
www.northamptoncounty.org

On central eastern border of PA, east of Allentown; organized Mar 11, 1752 from Bucks County. Name Origin: For Northamptonshire, England, home of Thomas Penn's father-in-law, Thomas Fermor, the Earl of Pomfret

Area (sq mi):: 377.36 (land 373.80; water 3.56) Population per square mile: 769.80
Population 2005: 287,767 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 7.80%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 267,066 (White 88.20%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 6.70%; Asian 1.40%; Other 4.70%). Foreign born: 4.60%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,399; median household $45,234; Population below poverty level: 7.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,867-$30,589
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bethlehem (72,441)
  • Easton County seat (26,267)

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    Northampton County, Virginia

    PO Box 36
    Eastville, VA 23347
    Phone: (757) 678-0465
    Fax: (757) 678-5410
    www.co.northampton.va.us

    On the southern border of Delmarva peninsula, bounded on the west by Chesapeake Bay and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Original county; organized 1634 as Accawmack County; name changed 1642-43. Name Origin: Possibly for Spencer Compton (1601-32), 2nd Earl of Northampton

    Area (sq mi):: 795.34 (land 207.37; water 587.97) Population per square mile: 65.30
    Population 2005: 13,548 State rank: 101 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 0.20% Population 2000: 13,093 (White 52.50%; Black or African American 43.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 42.40
    Income 2000: per capita $16,591; median household $28,276; Population below poverty level: 20.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,841-$24,057
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Northampton County, North Carolina

    PO Box 808
    Jackson, NC 27845
    Phone: (252) 534-2501
    Fax: (252) 534-1166
    www.northamptonnc.com

    On the northern border of NC, northeast of Rocky Mount; organized 1741 from Bertie County. Name Origin: For Northampton, England, or the British earl of Northampton

    Area (sq mi):: 550.61 (land 536.48; water 14.13) Population per square mile: 40.00
    Population 2005: 21,483 State rank: 79 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 6.20% Population 2000: 22,086 (White 39.00%; Black or African American 59.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 40.00
    Income 2000: per capita $15,413; median household $26,652; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,749-$22,572
    Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 27.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Although I don't have a trophy to prove it all happened just as I described, I'm pretty sure I could take you up a hillside in Northampton County, Pa., and dig a Rocket Sidewinder broadhead and a piece of Easton XX75 Game Getter arrow out of an oak tree as evidence.
    Cronheim Mortgage secured $117.5 million in permanent and construction financing for Madison Farms, a multifaceted mixed-use development featuring 152,000 s/f of retail space and 570 luxury mid-rise apartments in Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA.
    A Northampton County, Pa., landfill will pay $114,000 in civil penalties for what the state calls multiple air quality and waste management violations.
    Last November, the voters of Northampton County, Pa., elected former Human Service Director John Stoffa as their county executive.

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