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Belfast
CDP
Belfast is located in Pennsylvania
Belfast
Belfast
Location in Pennsylvania
Belfast is located in the United States
Belfast
Belfast
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
525 ft (160 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,257
 • Density 1,140/sq mi (441/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18064
Area code(s) 610

Belfast is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the village's population was 1,257.

Located in one of the earliest areas settled in the township, the village is believed to have been named for the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Its first families, mainly German and Welsh, came here in the late 1700s. The village was originally known as Belleville or Bellville because of its scenic view. The name Belfast came into use sometime after the Civil War.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 505 households, and 382 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,181.0 people per square mile (456.7/km2). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 469.3/sq mi (181.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.00% White, 0.46% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 505 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,784, and the median income for a family was $56,894. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $23,362 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,155. About 3.4% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The community is served by the Pen Argyl Area School District.

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