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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Allentown Pennsylvania
Full nameAllentown
Official nameCity of Allentown
Settlement typeHome Rule Municipality
Motto"Sic Semper Tyrannis"
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMarch 12, 1867
William Allen
Named forWilliam Allen
MayorEd Pawlowski (D)
City AttorneyJerry Snyder
City ControllerWilliam J. Hoffman
City CouncilCouncil Members
Michael D'Amore
W. Michael Donovan
Ray O'Connell
Jeanette Eichenwald
Julio A. Guridy
Mike Schlossberg
Peter G. Schweyer
SenatePat Browne (R)
State RepresentativeJennifer Mann (D)
Total Area18.0 sq mi (46.6 km2)
Land Area17.8 sq mi (46.1 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Urban Area289.50 sq mi (749.8 km2)
Metro Area730.0 sq mi (1890.7 km2)
Elevation338 ft (103 m)
Highest Elevation440 ft (134.1 m)
Lowest Elevation255 ft (77.7 m)
Total Population118032 (215th) (2010)
Density (pop.)2559.6/km2 (6631.0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)576408
Metro (pop.)816012 (62nd)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18106, 18109, 18175, 18195
Area code610, 484, 835
FIPS code42-02000 
GNIS feature ID1202899  ----
Primary AirportLehigh Valley International Airport- ABE (Major/International)
Secondary AirportAllentown Queen City Municipal Airport- XLL (Minor)

Allentown, Pennsylvania

City NameAllentown
Forcible Rape67
Aggravated Assault196
Violent Crime732
Larceny Theft3,345
Motor Vehicle Theft417
Property Crime5,089
Source Url
Source Name2010 FBI UCR Data
Notes2010 population: 118,032

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Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is Pennsylvania's third most populous city, after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the 215th largest city in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 118,032 and is currently the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Lehigh County.

Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities that make up a region of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey known as the Lehigh Valley, Allentown is 60 mi (96.6 km) north of Philadelphia, the fifth most populous city in the United States, 80 mi (128.7 km) east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and 90 mi (144.8 km) west of New York City, the nation's largest city.

Two four-year colleges, Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College, are located in Allentown. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, a very popular amusement park, is located just outside of the city.

Commercial airline service to and from the city is available through Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) . General aviation and charter service is offered by LVIA and Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport .

The city is connected to the Interstate Highway System by Interstate 78 and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which provide access connections to the major urban areas of other Northeastern United States urban areas. Also U.S. Route 22, the Lehigh Valley Thruway, provides a limited access east-west highway connection to the Interstate Highway System to the northern parts of the city. Commuter train service between Allentown and Philadelphia ended in 1979 when state funding to operate the service ceased.

Allentown is a two-time winner of the All-America City Award, being recognized in 1962 and 1974 � 1975.

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