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Easton is a city in Northampton County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the estate of Lord Pomfret, father-in-law of Thomas Penn
The latitude of Easton is 40.688N. The longitude is -75.221W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,189.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Easton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northampton 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 18042 ZIP code.
19% of Easton residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Easton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Easton was $15,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Easton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Easton include College Hill Residential Historic District, Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, Easton Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Easton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Libraries in Easton include Easton Area Public Library, Mary Meuser Memorial Library, Palmer Library, South Side Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Easton include Express-Times
Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Easton political report.
The average commute time for Easton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Easton include Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites.
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