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Pen Argyl - Northampton county

Population 3,615

Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 17 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 57 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. Pen Argyl contains a population of approximately 3,615.

The People and Families of Pen Argyl

In Pen Argyl, about 58% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Pen Argyl had a median family income of $47,935.

Political Inclinations

Political donors in Pen Argyl favored John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $4,000. Among political parties, the Democratic party was tops in raising money in the town.

Pen Argyl Housing

Pen Argyl has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 67% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Housing stock in the town might be described as older since the age of the average home is on the high side.

Commuting

In Pen Argyl, 92% of commuters drive to work.
Pen Argyl Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population3,615100%
Male1,72347.7%
Female1,89252.3%
Under 1896626.7%
18+2,64973.3%
65+55015.2%
Median Age36.1 
Average Family Size3.01 
White3,53697.8%
African-American170.5%
Asian200.6%
American Indian & Alaskan40.1%
Other90.2%
Mixed Race290.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above)441.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$47,935 
Population In Poverty2065.7%
Pen Argyl Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German24.7%
Italian24.4%
English9.6%
Irish8.1%
US/American5.9%
Dutch5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)4.4%
Welsh4.1%
Pennsylvania German3.7%
Polish2.7%
French (except Basque)1.8%
Scotch-Irish1.4%
Russian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
French Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
British0.2%

  


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