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Slatington

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Lehigh County
      City: 
    Slatington
      County FIPS: 
    42077
      Coordinates: 
    40°45′09″N 75°36′33″W
      Area total: 
    1.38 sq mi
      Area land: 
    1.32 sq mi (3.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.15 km²)
      Elevation: 
    490 ft (150 m)
      Established: 
    1737; Settled 1737 Established 1864
  •   Latitude: 
    40,7369
      Longitude: 
    -75,6167
      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: 
    18080
      GMAP: 

    Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,000
      Population density: 
    3,260.41 residents per square mile of area (1,258.92/km²)
      Household income: 
    $43,165
      Households: 
    1,747
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Slatington is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 4,232. It is located northwest of Allentown and Bethlehem. Slatington's elevation is 380 feet (120 m) above sea level at the center of town. The elevation varies from 345 feet (105 m) at the Lehigh River on the east side of town to 742 feet (226 m) atop a hill south of South Street, west of Pennsylvania Route 873. The borough is home to Victory Park, the location of the community pool, a disc golf course, and the Angelo J. Scarselletti Amphitheater. In 1737, Nicholas Kern was the first white settler in what would become slatington. In the 19th century, there were abundant slate quarries. In 1845, a factory was erected, erected in 1847, and in 1864, it was incorporated into a Borough of Pennsylvania. Historically, iron, structural goods, and silk were manufactured in Slatingon, and there were slate and iron foundries in the area. The town is located at 40°459N 75°3633W (40.752561, 75.609229) It is bordered to the east, across the river, by the borough of Walnutport in Northampton County. It has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which 1.3 square miles are land and 0.1 square mile (0.26 km²) is water.

Geography

Slatington is the primary city name, but also Emerald are acceptable city names or spellings. Slatington is located in northern Lehigh County at 40°459N 75°3633W (40.752561, 75.609229), on the west side of the Lehigh River. It is bordered to the east, across the river, by the borough of Walnutport in Northampton County. Slatington's elevation is 380 feet (120 m) above sea level at the center of town. The borough is home to Victory Park, the location of the community pool, a disc golf course, and the Angelo J. Scarselletti Amphitheater. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which 1.3 square miles are land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km²) is water. The elevation varies from 345 feet (105 m) at the Le high River on the east side of town to 742 feet (226 m) atop a hill south of South Street, west of Pennsylvania Route 873. The highest point in the borough is 742ft (226m) on the south side of South St. The lowest point is 345ft (105m) at South St., on the north side of North Street. The town is located 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Allentown, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Bethlehem, 62 miles (100 km) south of Scranton, and 70 miles (110 km) north of Philadelphia.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,232 people, 1,743 households, and 1,190 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,354.6 people per square mile (1,297.0/km²). There were 1,867 housing units at an average density of 1,412.5 per squaremile (546.1/km)" The racial makeup of the borough was 96.23% White, 1.42% African American, 0.20% Native American,0.38% Asian, 0.,02% Pacific Islander, 0,77% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population. The median income for a household in the Borough was $36,531, and the median income. for a family was $43,542. The per capita income for the borough is $16,189. About 10.6% of families and 12.3% of people were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 10.1%) of those 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 the only borough in New Jersey that is not a part of the New York City metropolitan area.

History

Slatington was settled in 1738 and incorporated in 1864. The Fireman's Drinking Fountain and Slatington Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historically, structural iron, knit goods, and silk were manufactured in the area. In 1900, 3,773 people lived in Slayington, and, by 1910, that number had grown to 4,454. Between 1910 and the 2010 census, the population reduced slightly, to 4, 232. The U.S. postal code (ZIP code) for Slatingon, PA is 18080. It is located on Pennsylvania Route 873, near the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The town has a population of 4,232, and a ZIP code of 18080, which is the town's postal code. It was incorporated into a Borough of Pennsylvania in 18 64. The borough's first Mayor was Robert McDowell, who served as mayor from 1864 until his death in 1973. The city's name is derived from the word "slate," which means "stone" or "salt" in the Welsh language, and is used to refer to the quarry where slate was discovered in the early 19th century. It also means "town" in English, and "ton" in Italian. The community's name was first used by Nicholas Kern, who established a sawmill in 1737. In 1756, Benjamin Franklin reported to Governor Morris that he had procured boards and timber from Kern's sawmill. In 1845, two Welshmen, who recognized its properties and importance, discovered slate.

Politics

Slatington is governed by a Borough Council consisting of 16 council members. The most recent council's term began on January 1st 2022, and will expire on December 31st 2023. These current council composition are as follows: Council President Thomas Bartholomew, Council Vice President Bryon Reed, Council President Pro Tempore Ronald Kratz, Council Member Joseph Wechsler, Council Members Kevin Steckel, Jeffrey Hausman and Zachari Halkias. Mayor Jeralyn Schoch, Borough Manager, Treasurer and Secretary Daniel Stevens, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Colleen Bresnak, Utility Clerk/Payroll Linda Christman, P/T Clerk Elizabeth Miller, Borough Solicitor Edmund J. Healy, Borough Auditor is the Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits Firm, Zoning Officer Duane Dellecker and Ord. Enforcment Tony Lopsonzski. The Borough Council is currently made up of the following members: Council members, mayor, borough manager, treasurer and secretary, and borough auditor. The current council members are: Council president, council vice president, president pro Tempore, council member, and council member. The borough council is currently composed of 16 members, with the mayor and borough manager being the only two members of the Borough Council. The mayor's office is located in the Borough Hall, which is located on the second floor of the Slatington High School. The council's current mayor is Jeraly Schoch and the Borough Manager is Daniel Stevens.

Education

The borough is served by the Northern Lehigh School District. Peters Elementary school educates students grades Kindergarten through second grade while Slatington Elementary educates grades 36. The district has only one middle school (grades 78) and a high school for grades nine through 12. The borough is also home to the Lehigh County Museum. The museum is located in the town of Lehigh and is open to the public. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It also has a museum, which is open for special events and events in the summer. It has a collection of rare books, such as the Newbery Medal, which was given to the borough in the 1800s. The town also has the Pennsylvania State Museum, which opened in the 1930s. It was the first state museum in the United States, and is still open today. The city also has its own version of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through the town. It runs from June to September. The Pennsylvania TurnPike is a major highway through the borough, leading to the New York City area and the New Jersey Turnpikes, which run from September to December. The New York TurnPikes is also a major tourist destination. It's home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Pennsylvania Science Center, the Pennsylvania Museum, and the Pennsylvania Aquarium. The Lehigh Valley Museum is also in the borough and is located on the Turnpokes Peninsula.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Slatington, 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 41. 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 Slatington = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,000 individuals with a median age of 36.9 age the population dropped by -0.61% in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,260.41 residents per square mile of area (1,258.92/km²). There are average 2.49 people per household in the 1,747 households with an average household income of $43,165 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 Slatington per 100,000 population = 310.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Slatington = 42.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 26.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 206. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20 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 Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 57.15%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30.4 years with median home cost = $126,720 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.

Study

The local school district spends $5,695 per student. There are 15.5 students for each teacher in the school, 685 students for each Librarian and 343 students for each Counselor. 4.11% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.14% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.57% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Slatington's population in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania of 3,773 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,8-fold to 3,000 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.68% female residents and 49.32% male residents live in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 45.64% are single population.

  • 29 minutes is the average time that residents in Slatington 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.

    80.97% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.38% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 0.48% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 57.15% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.72% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.13% are vacant.

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

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