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New Tripoli

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Lehigh County
      City: 
    New Tripoli
      County FIPS: 
    42077
      Coordinates: 
    40°40′51″N 75°45′07″W
      Area land: 
    0.92 sq mi (2.37 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    578 ft (176 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    40,6633
      Longitude: 
    -75,7376
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    18066
      GMAP: 

    New Tripoli, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,215
      Population density: 
    916.03 residents per square mile of area (353.83/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.30%

New Tripoli (trih-POH-lee) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lynn Township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The name comes from Tripoli in Libya, in commemoration of the fighting in the Barbary Wars. The pronunciation of New Tripoli is with the stress on "PO", as many non-natives make the mistake of stressing the first syllable which will often be corrected by natives. The New Tripoli ZIP Code is 18066 and it is in area code 610, exchange 298. As of the 2020 census, the population was 840. The village is located at the intersection of Madison Street and Pennsylvania Route 143 near Pennsylvania Route 309 on the northern edge of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. It is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District, which is located in New Tripoli. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Tripoli CDP has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km²), of which 41,340 square feet (3,841 m2), or 0.16%, are water. Water runoff from the town flows via School Creek, Ontelaunee Creek, and Maiden Creek to the Schuylkill River, part of the Delaware River watershed. The town is in northwestern Lehigh. County, in the eastern part of Lynn Township. The population of the CDP was 840 at the 2010 census, and it was the 68th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Geography

The New Tripoli CDP has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km²), of which 41,340 square feet (3,841 m2), or 0.16%, are water. Water runoff from the town flows via School Creek, Ontelaunee Creek, and Maiden Creek to the Schuylkill River, part of the Delaware River watershed. The village is located at the intersection of Madison Street and Pennsylvania Route 143 near Pennsylvania Route 309 on the northern edge of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. It is in northwestern Lehigh County, in the eastern part of Lynn Township. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the CDP's population to be 1,071. The CDP is located in the northernmost part of Pennsylvania's Lehigh River Valley region, near the Allentown area and the Blue Mountain foothills. The town is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs north-south from Philadelphia to New York City and the New York-Pennsylvania border. The New Tripoli area has a population of 1,061. It has a water supply of 1.2 million gallons per day (3.3 million cubic feet per day) and is in the Delaware and Lehigh rivers watersheds. The city is in Lynn Township, which includes the towns of Kempton, Tamaqua, and Blue Mountain. It was named after the New Tripoli River, which flows through the north side of the town.

Education

The village is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District, which is located in New Tripoli. The school district is part of the Lehigh County School District. The village is home to the New Tripoli Elementary School. The New Tripoli High School is also located in the village. It was founded in the early 1900s and is known as New Tripoli Middle School. It closed in the 1970s. It reopened in the 1990s as a new high school, New Tripoli Senior High. It is also home to a number of other schools, including Lehigh Valley High School and Lehigh University. It has a population of about 1,200 people. The town is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through the town of New Tripoli and into New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. It also serves as a hub for New Tripoli's business and tourism. The community is also known as "New Tripoli" or "The Town of Tripoli" by some residents. The Village has a history of being heavily involved in local politics and sports. It first emerged in the late 19th century as a result of its association with the town's founder, John Tripoli, who was a member of the local community. It became a town in the mid-19th century. In the early 20th century, the village was known as the "Town of Tripoli," and later as "The Village of Tripoli". It is now known for its strong ties to the community of the same name, which dates back to the 18th century and early 19th Century.

  • New Tripoli's population in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania of 1,036 residents in 1900 has increased 1,17-fold to 1,215 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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