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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.


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Median household income
Local
$33,162
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Easton demographic reports
Easton is at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers
Settled in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of William Penn. Opening of the Lehigh Canal and discovery of coal nearby spurred growth as a shipping center
Crayola crayons are made here; the factory is open for tours
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 158. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Larry Holmes, heavyweight boxer
· Sally Jessy Raphael, talk show host
· Robert Weaver, Olympic wrestler
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Easton attractions: Bushkill Park
Historic sites and museums: Hugh Moore Historical Park, National Canal Museum, Crayola Factory
Colleges and universities: Lafayette College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 126

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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.

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15% of Easton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Easton include College Hill Residential Historic District, Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, Easton Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Easton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $480.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.


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Libraries in Easton include Easton Area Public Library, Mary Meuser Memorial Library, Palmer Library, South Side Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Easton include Express-Times

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Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Easton political report.

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The average commute time for Easton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Easton include Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites.

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