Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County with the county seat of Easton and the other city of Bethlehem along with Boroughs, Townships, and Villages. Its namesake was Northamptonshire and the country house, Easton Neston. As of 2010, the population was 297,735. Northampton County is located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Its northern edge borders the Poconos. The eastern section of the county borders the Delaware River, which divides Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is bordered on the west by Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley's more highly populated county.
The county is industrially-oriented, producing anthracite coal, cement, and other industrial products. Bethlehem Steel, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel, was located there prior to its closing in 2003.
As of the 2010 census, the county was 81.0% White Non-Hispanic, 5.0% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American or Alaskan Native, 2.4% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian, 2.2% were two or more races, and 3.8% were some other race. 10.5% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. There are 152,349 Females (51.1%) and 145,386 Males (48.8%) with the most population of 65,177 (21.8%) under 18 and 232,558 (78.1%) 18 and over. Ages 35-49 is the highest group 62,472 (21.6%) followed by 5-64 with 62,022 (20.8%), then 65 & over with 46,606 (15.6%), then 25-34 with 32,081 (10.7%) and finally 20-24 with 19,794 (.06.6%).
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