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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Northampton is a suburb of Allentown with a population of 9,873. Northampton is in Northampton County. Living in Northampton offers residents a dense 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 above average.
About Northampton...
Population
9,873

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    688
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Northampton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,763
National
$55,322
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I grew up in Northampton, and I always loved the town. You’ll always have people who don’t have a good experience in the public schools, but I enjoyed the schools and all of the programs the community had to offer. Northampton feels safe, despite a few streets here and there. It’s a great place to raise a family, and close to many bigger cities and shopping. Everything you could want is about 15 minutes away! Love this town and love coming back to visit.
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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.
Northampton is a quaint place surrounded by farmland, but only a short commute to the cities Bethlehem and Allentown. It is safe for families and kids, and the German department in the public schools is absolutely fantastic.