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  •   State: 
    Lehigh County
      County FIPS: 
    40°40′14″N 75°29′43″W
      Area total: 
    0.63 sq mi
      Area land: 
    0.61 sq mi (1.58 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    400 ft (100 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,488.52 residents per square mile of area (2,118.10/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Coplay is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is located six miles (10 km) northwest of Allentown. The borough is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area, which had a population of 861,899 and was the 68th most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. as of the 2020 census. Coplay has one of the highest reported rates of Austrian ancestry in the United States, at 10.6%. The borough seceded from Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7, 1869. The Coplay Cement Company Kilns was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The growth of the iron industry attracted immigrants from Ireland. Then, in the early 1900s, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants. from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine. In the borough, the population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% from 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males, and for every 100 males there were 83.3 males. About 56% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under 18 and 53% of people over 65. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was2.90.


Coplay is located at 40°4014N 75°2943W (40.670521, -75.495395) It is located along the Lehigh River, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Allentown. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which 0.4 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km²) is water. Coplay is situated along the Lehigh River and is located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The borough is home to a public library, Coplay Public Library, and Coplay High School. It is also home to the Coplay Museum, which is located on the banks of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Institute of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest boroughs in the United States. It has a population of 1,000, with the majority of its residents living in the borough of Coplay. It also has a public high school, which was established in 1876. It opened in 1881. It closed in 1883 and was reopened in 1894. In 1894, it was re-opened with the addition of a new high school. It now has a high school and a community center, which opened in 1998. The town has a post office, which serves Coplay and the surrounding area.


Coplay was part of the 400 acres (1.6 km²) of land John Jacob Schreiber bought from the William Penn heirs in 1740. The Borough of Coplay seceded from Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7, 1869. Coplay became a melting pot of many nationalities. The growth of the iron industry attracted immigrants from Ireland. In the early 1900s, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants. from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine. The Coplay Cement Company Kilns was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The borough celebrated its centennial anniversary in 1969. A celebration was held from June 1521 in the town. The Pennsylvania Dutch and Germans were initially drawn to agriculture, then to industry. The town is now a suburb of Philadelphia, with a population of around 2,000. It is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which was once called the Delaware River. It was the site of the Lehigh Valley Iron Furnaces, which were built in the 1800s and 1900s. It also has a number of other industries, including the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory, the Knitting Mill, and a Cement Mill. The city is now home to the Pennsylvania Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1913. The museum is located in the historic district of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, and was once the home of the Schreibers family.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,387 people, 1,431 households, and 953 families residing in the borough. Coplay has one of the highest reported rates of Austrian ancestry in the United States, at 10.6%. The population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9%. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. The median income for a household in the Borough was $38,679. The per capita income for the borough was $18,580. About 5.6% of families and 7.0%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 5. 3% ofThose age 65 or over. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It is located near the junction of the Delaware and Lackawanna Rivers, which connect to New York and Pennsylvania. The population of Coplay is about 3,000, with 1,484 housing units. The racial makeup of the borough is 96.84% White, 1.56% African American, 0.09% Native American, and 0.32% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27%.


The Borough of Coplay is served by the Whitehall-Coplay School District. Coplay students in grades nine through 12 attend Whitehall High School. The Borough is home to the Coplay High School football team. The Coplay Police Department is based in the Borough. The borough has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey. The town is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Crippled Children's Foundation, which provides assistance to children in need. The Cripple Children's Fund provides support to children and their families in need of financial support. It also provides a scholarship program for children in Coplay and surrounding areas. The Whitehall School District also serves Coplay residents in grades 9 through 12. The school district is located in the borough's borough of Whitehall, which also includes the town's town hall and elementary schools. The district's high school, Whitehall Elementary School, is also located in Whitehall and Whitehall Middle School, which serve Coplay's students in grade nine and 12. It has a high school program in grades seven and eight. The high school's junior high and senior high school programs are located inCoplay and the Borough's town center, which are served by Whitehall Junior High School and the Town Center High School, respectively. In Coplay, there are no high schools, but there is a middle school and high school.

Notable person

Saquon Barkley is a professional football running back. He played for the New York Giants in the NFL. He is the son of former NFL star Elroy Barkley. Barkley is also a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft. He also played for Penn State in 2012 and 2013. He has been named to the NFL's all-time greats list, including three first-team All-Pros. His father, Elmer Barkley, was a pro football player in the 1940s and 1950s. His brother, Elroy, is a former NFL player who played in the 1960s and '70s for the Philadelphia Eagles. He died in 2012 at the age of 24, and is buried in Penn State's Alumni Memorial Stadium in East Orange, N.J. He's also been called "one of the best players in the history of Penn State football" and "the best running back in history" by the school's alumnus and coach, Tom Coughlin. The New York Jets drafted him in the fourth round in 2012. He made his professional debut in 2014, playing in the NFC Championship Game against the Washington Redskins. He scored two touchdowns in the Giants' 24-24 loss to the Redskins in the Super Bowl. He will also play in the 2014 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, scoring one touchdown in the game's Super Bowl XLII victory over the Patriots in the following weeks.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania = 16.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Coplay = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,490 individuals with a median age of 41.9 age the population dropped by -0.35% in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,488.52 residents per square mile of area (2,118.10/km²). There are average 2.32 people per household in the 1,440 households with an average household income of $44,511 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.50% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.70%. The number of physicians in Coplay per 100,000 population = 310.9.


The annual rainfall in Coplay = 42.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 26.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 102. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 204. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 72.72%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 57 years with median home cost = $133,750 and home appreciation of -4.14%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.17 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,625 per student. There are 16.9 students for each teacher in the school, 885 students for each Librarian and 431 students for each Counselor. 4.51% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.68% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.15% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Coplay's population in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania of 1,581 residents in 1900 has increased 1,57-fold to 2,490 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.91% female residents and 47.09% male residents live in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 43.06% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Coplay require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.59% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.68% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.90% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 72.72% are owner-occupied homes, another 24.06% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.23% are vacant.

  • The 54.80% of the population in Coplay, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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