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Alburtis is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Local tradition holds that the town was named after Edward K. Alburtis, a civil engineer involved in the construction of the East Pennsylvania Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway. When a railroad station was established in the town, the railroad’s Board of Directors named it in honor of Alburtis in 1859.
The Lock Ridge Furnace Complex and George F. Schlicher Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As of the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the borough was (93%), White, (.019%) African American, (.012%) Asian, (.018%) from other races, and (.017%) from two or more races. There are 1,204 Females (50.9%) and 1,157 Males (49%) with most of the population of 630 (26.6%) under 18 and 1,731 (73.3) 18 and over. Ages 35-49 is the highest group 615 (26%) followed by 50-54 with 391 (16.5%), then 25-34 with 370 (15.6%), then 65 & over with 162 (.068%) and finally 20-24 with 137 (.058%).
Borough Office: 260 Franklin St, PO Box 435, Alburtis, 610-966-4777