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Catasauqua is a borough in Lehigh County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "burnt ground," "earth thirsts" or "parched land"
The latitude of Catasauqua is 40.654N. The longitude is -75.475W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,506.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Catasauqua demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lehigh County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18032 ZIP code.
31% of Catasauqua residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Catasauqua ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Catasauqua was $18,906, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Catasauqua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Catasauqua include Biery's Port Historic District, Catasauqua Residential Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Catasauqua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.
Libraries in Catasauqua include Public Library of Catasauqua ... View libraries
Lehigh County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Catasauqua political report.
The average commute time for Catasauqua workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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