Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Northampton County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 306,727 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Northampton County, Pennsylvania is the 14th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 297,935 and has seen a growth of 2.95% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021306,7277210.24%
2020306,0067210.24%
2019305,2857210.24%
2018304,5641,7630.58%
2017302,8011,4940.50%
2016301,3071,2170.41%
2015300,0904920.16%
2014299,5986430.22%
2013298,955-67-0.02%
2012299,0227560.25%
2011298,2663310.11%
2010297,93550,83020.57%
1990247,10521,6879.62%
1980225,41811,0505.15%
1970214,36812,9566.43%
1960201,41216,1698.73%
1950185,24316,2849.64%
1940168,959-345-0.20%
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%
179024,2500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.24%
County Website
Founded
March 11, 1752
County Seat
2010 Population
297,935
Growth Since 2010
2.95%
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White259,05585.55%
Black or African American17,2645.70%
Two or More Races10,4873.46%
Asian8,4972.81%
Some Other Race6,7492.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native6430.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1140.04%
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Median Age

42.2


Total

40.3


Male

43.8


Female

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 242,084 adults, (56,396 of whom are seniors) in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

153,866

50.81%

Male

148,943

49.19%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
All71.4%28.6%
Male61.4%38.6%
Non Family55.5%44.5%
Female47.1%52.9%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All114,1852.5571.4
Married59,9253.1287
Non Family36,2041.2955.5
Female12,7263.2147.1
Male5,3303.2861.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,4933.06%
9th to 12th Grade12,8506.06%
High School Graduate73,09834.47%
Some College35,40116.70%
Associates Degree19,9419.40%
Bachelors Degree40,19518.96%
Graduate Degree24,06611.35%
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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White172,376159,96054,636
Hispanic22,09716,8603,530
Black10,2929,1432,304
Asian5,4044,8783,116
Other Race4,1553,030479
2+ Races3,8453,224990
Native American450364106
Islander4818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.66%.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,978$51,589$35,211
Less Than 9th Grade$30,098$35,638$20,763
High School Graduate$34,020$42,946$25,769
Some College$40,957$51,086$33,367
Bachelors Degree$54,664$64,586$46,219
Graduate Degree$73,007$88,721$63,437

$42,978

Average Earnings

$51,589

Average Male

$35,211

Average Female

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language

86.72% of Northampton County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 13.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.94% of the population.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Language

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White224,29314,1886.33%
Hispanic38,9398,05220.68%
Black16,1351,82611.32%
Other6,5351,69625.95%
Multiple9,9781,63116.35%
Asian7,5094095.45%
Native6226510.45%

8.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.12%

Male Poverty Rate

9.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 25.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is Asian, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.60%.

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.35%
High School8.13%
Some College5.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.06%
Male Unemployed19.28%
Female Employed4.46%
Male Employed3.14%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,471$90,901
Families$83,909$105,440
Married Families$96,933$119,159
Non Families$38,198$55,097
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Income by Household Type

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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17,866

Number of Veterans

16,502

Male Veterans

1,364

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,867
First Gulf War2,832
Second Gulf War2,002
Korea1,722
World War II791

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,242
75+5,070
35 to 543,529
55 to 643,089
18 to 34936

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,6747.88%
Hispanic9573.53%
Black6164.96%
2+ Races2454.41%
Other Race2404.81%
Asian911.33%

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.99%

Born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

92.32%

Native Born

7.68%

Foreign Born

3.00%

Non Citizen

4.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.32% of Northampton County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 58.99% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.00% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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