NORTHAMPTON COUNTY – First settled in the 1700’s, Northampton County is located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Settled between two mountain ranges lie many horse farms, riding stables, and equestrian trails. The County’s active 4H Clubs provide young people with the opportunity to learn about horses and livestock, and participate in competition.
Northampton County is ideally located close to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York, offering equestrians easy travel to some of the best training and horse shows on the East Coast.
People and Demographics
The 2014 Northampton County, PA, population is 297,519. There are 805 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 40.9. The US median is 37.2. 53.63% of people in Northampton County, PA, are married. 9.25% are divorced. The average household size is 2.55 people. 31.97% of people are married, with children. 13.92% have children, but are single.
Northampton County, PA, gets 45 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 28 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 110. On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Northampton County, PA. The July high is around 86 degrees. The January low is 21. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 48 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Northampton County School Districts
- Bangor Area School District
- Bethlehem Area School District
- Catasauqua Area School District
- Easton Area School District
- Nazareth Area School District
- Northampton Area School District
- Northern Lehigh School District
- Pen Argyl School District
- Saucon Valley School District
- Wilson Area School District