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Easton - Northampton county

Population 26,263

Easton, Pennsylvania

Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 9 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 51 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is considered part of the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. Easton has a population of 26,263.

The People and Families of Easton

In Easton, about 36% of adults are married. Easton is known for its large population of single adults.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Easton had a median family income of $38,704.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, John Kerry was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Easton ($24,850). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Easton Housing

About 48% of housing units in Easton are owner-occupied. Much of the housing in the city has been around for years. Many residents rent one-bedroom or studio apartments. People in the city pay more in property taxes per residence than in most communities in the state.

Commuting

In Easton, 83% of commuters drive to work. Commuters in Easton are more likely, and able, to walk or bicycle to work than most.
Easton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population26,263100%
Male12,95649.3%
Female13,30750.7%
Under 186,10823.3%
18+20,15576.7%
65+3,13011.9%
Median Age32 
Average Family Size3.1 
White20,61078.5%
African-American3,33812.7%
Asian4371.7%
American Indian & Alaskan630.2%
Other9653.7%
Mixed Race8223.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above)2,5709.8%
Median Family Income (1999)$38,704 
Population In Poverty3,76316%
Easton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
German17.3%
Italian14.6%
Irish8.9%
English4.3%
US/American4.3%
Polish3.1%
Pennsylvania German2.9%
Dutch2.7%
Lebanese1.6%
Hungarian1.3%
French (except Basque)1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Welsh1%
Slovak0.8%
Scotch-Irish0.7%
African0.7%
Greek0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Russian0.6%
European0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
British0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
French Canadian0.2%
Danish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
Canadian0.2%

  


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