Allentown (Pennsylvania)

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Coordinates 40°36′06″N 75°28′38″W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Settled 1751; 271 years ago (1751)
Founded 1762; 260 years ago (1762)
Incorporated March 12, 1867; 155 years ago (1867-03-12)
Founded by William Allen
Named for William Allen
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Highest elevation 440 ft (130 m)
Lowest elevation 255 ft (78 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18106, 18109, 18175, 18195
Area codes 610, 484
FIPS code 42-02000
GNIS feature ID 1202899
Primary Airport Lehigh Valley International Airport- ABE (Major/International)
Secondary Airport Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport- XLL (Minor)
Website www.allentownpa.gov
Government (Type) Mayor-Council
Government (Mayor) Matthew Tuerk (D)
Government (City Solicitor) Tom Traud
Government (City Controller) Jeff Glazier
Government (City Council) Council Members Roger MacLean(president)Candida Affa (vice president)Daryl HendricksJulio GuridyCynthia MotaCourtney RobinsonEd Zucal
Government (Senate) Pat Browne (R)
Government (Home rule municipality) 17.99 sq mi (46.60 km2)
Government (Land) 17.55 sq mi (45.47 km2)
Government (Water) 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Government (Urban) 289.50 sq mi (749.79 km2)
Government (Metro) 730.0 sq mi (1,174.82 km2)
Area (Home rule municipality) 17.99 sq mi (46.60 km2)
Area (Land) 17.55 sq mi (45.47 km2)
Area (Water) 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Area (Urban) 289.50 sq mi (749.79 km2)
Area (Metro) 730.0 sq mi (1,174.82 km2)
Population (2020) (Home rule municipality) 125,845
Population (2020) (Estimate (2019)) 121,442
Population (2020) (Density) 6,918.20/sq mi (2,671.11/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 664,651 (US: 61st)
Population (2020) (Urban density) 1,991.0/sq mi (768.7/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 827,048 (US: 68th)
Population (2020) (Metro density) 1,117.8/sq mi (431.6/km2)
Population (2020) (Demonym) Allentonian

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Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel, Allenschtadt, or Ellsdaun) is a city in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The city has a population of 125,845 as of the 2020 census. It is the fastest-growing major city in Pennsylvania and the state's third largest city, behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It is the largest city in the Lehigh Valley, which has a population of 861,899 and is the 68th most populated metropolitan area in the U.S. as of 2020. Allentown was founded in 1762 and is the county seat of Lehigh County.

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