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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Northampton is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 9,887. Northampton is in Northampton County. Living in Northampton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northampton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Northampton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Northampton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Northampton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122
    500
  • Theft
    934
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,646
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Northampton is a fairly safe, quite community in the Lehigh Valley, but it also lack job opportunities and the high school isn’t the best. Personally, I've never had the best experience at Northampton. The network of students isn't the greatest- we've had bomb threats and drug busts, and many students partake in "bad" activities. I've found it quite hard to feel comfortable, and because of this I haven't been able to make many friends because they aren't "my type." One good thing; some teachers are really great. However, overall, I would have preferred to go to a different school.
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Northampton is an excellent town to live in. There are many shops on Main St. that are cute and fun to shop in. The schools are great and the people are friendly. There are dog parks, regular parks and a great community pool where people gather in the summer to cool off. I love living in Northampton. The Northampton Borough does a great Jack Frost Parade in October. That's always a fun parade to watch. I've lived here all my life and will most likely stay here once I graduate from college provided I can find a job in my field.
I have lived in Northampton for two years, the job opportunities here are terrible, the high school isn’t the best, and there’s no room for advancement. Main Street and Newport Ave are very run down places to live. The people aren’t very friendly. We have the Gin Mille and the Roxy Theatre. There are many beautiful places to live in the Lehigh Valley. Northampton on the other hand, is not recommended.