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Alburtis, Pennsylvania
George F. Schlicher Hotel in Alburtis, 2012
George F. Schlicher Hotel in Alburtis, 2012
Location of Alburtis in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Alburtis in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Alburtis, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Alburtis, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total 2,361
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,728.43/sq mi (1,439.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 610
FIPS code 42-00660

Alburtis is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, the third largest city in Pennsylvania. It is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area of the United States, which has a population of 861,899 and is the 69th most populated metropolitan area in the U.S. as of the 2020 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land. However, the Alburtis ZIP code (18011) comprises two separate areas stretching from south of Trexlertown well into District township of neighboring Berks County.


Local tradition holds that the town was named after Edward K. Alburtis, a civil engineer involved in the construction of the East Pennsylvania Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway. When a railroad station was established in the town, the railroad’s Board of Directors named it in honor of Alburtis in 1859.

The Lock Ridge Furnace Complex and George F. Schlicher Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 500
1920 795
1930 823 3.5%
1940 885 7.5%
1950 979 10.6%
1960 1,086 10.9%
1970 1,142 5.2%
1980 1,428 25.0%
1990 1,415 −0.9%
2000 2,117 49.6%
2010 2,361 11.5%
2019 (est.) 2,636 11.6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,117 people, 774 households and 593 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,993.2 per square mile (1,151.2/km2). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 1,129.7 per square mile (434.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.21% White, 0.33% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 774 households, of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 29.7% of the population under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,361, and the median income for a family was $57,863. Males had a median income of $36,915 compared with $27,094 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,611. About 2.8% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.


Lock Ridge Park is the predominant public park in Alburtis. Swabia Creek flows through the park and borough.


Alburtis is served by East Penn School District. Emmaus High School in Emmaus serves grades nine through twelve. Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School, both located in Macungie serve grades six through eight. One of the district's seven elementary schools, Alburtis Elementary School, is located in Alburtis.

Notable residents

  • Gibby Hatton, track cyclist

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