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Easton, Pennsylvania

Easton is a city located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,263. It is the county seat of Northampton County6.

Geography Easton is located at 40°41'18" North, 75°12'59" West (40.688248, -75.216458)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.0 km² (4.7 mi²). 11.0 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.39% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 26,263 people, 9,544 households, and 5,735 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,380.3/km² (6,168.4/mi²). There are 10,545 housing units at an average density of 955.7/km² (2,476.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.48% White, 12.71% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.67% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. 9.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,544 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% are married couples living together, 16.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 16.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,162, and the median income for a family is $38,704. Males have a median income of $32,356 versus $23,609 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,949. 16.0% of the population and 12.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.3% are under the age of 18 and 11.2% are 65 or older.

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