Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

319,476

Northampton County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 319,476 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Northampton County, Pennsylvania is the 13th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 297,941 and has seen a growth of 7.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029321,8514750.15%
2028321,3764750.15%
2027320,9014750.15%
2026320,4264750.15%
2025319,9514750.15%
2024319,4764750.15%
2023319,0014750.15%
2022318,5264750.15%
2021318,0515,2771.69%
2020312,7747,2592.38%
2019305,5155660.19%
2018304,9491,7710.58%
2017303,1781,5490.51%
2016301,6291,3650.45%
2015300,2645160.17%
2014299,7486820.23%
2013299,066-33-0.01%
2012299,0997940.27%
2011298,3053640.12%
2010297,941
1990247,10521,6879.62%
1980225,41811,0505.15%
1970214,36812,9566.43%
1960201,41216,1698.73%
1950185,24316,2849.64%
1940168,959-345-0.2%
1930169,30415,79810.29%
1920153,50625,83920.24%
1910127,66727,98028.07%
190099,68715,46718.36%
189084,22013,90819.78%
188070,3128,88014.46%
187061,43213,52828.24%
186047,9047,66919.06%
185040,235-761-1.86%
184040,9961,5143.83%
183039,4827,71724.29%
182031,765-6,380-16.73%
181038,1458,08326.89%
180030,0625,81223.97%
179024,250-297,601-92.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.15% (475)
County Website
Northampton County
County Seat
2020 Population
312,774
Area
370 mi²
Density
863 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.14% (6,702)
Founded
March 11, 1752

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White248,00078.91%
Two or more races22,2377.08%
Black or African American18,0685.75%
Other race15,9285.07%
Asian9,5363.03%
Native American4110.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1190.04%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Median Age

41.9

Total

40.3

Male

43.4

Female

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 252,907 adults, (61,421 of whom are seniors) in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female158,59050.46%
Male155,70949.54%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All120,3842.5170.929.1
Married61,2533.0987.312.7
Non Family39,6661.2954.245.8
Female13,8733.1246.253.8
Male5,5923.277228
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3.03

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.56%.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,246

Average Earnings

$60,596

Average Male

$42,740

Average Female

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language

85.69% of Northampton County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 14.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.94% of the population.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White223,82014,6626.55%
Hispanic44,9988,05017.89%
Multiple21,5213,34815.56%
Black16,6613,30419.83%
Other15,4612,78518.01%
Asian8,7478659.89%
Native407297.13%
Islander119108.4%
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9.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.61%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is Black, with 19.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.43%.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.38%
High School9.44%
Some College7.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.57%
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.02%
Male Unemployed15.49%
Female Employed4.55%
Male Employed3.61%
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16,509

Number of Veterans

15,510

Male Veterans

999

Female Veterans

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.71%

Born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

91.75%

Native Born

8.25%

Foreign Born

3.19%

Non Citizen

5.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.75% of Northampton County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 58.71% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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