Coopersburg

A borough in Lehigh County

Welcome to the Borough of Coopersburg

Coopersburg was settled in about 1730 and was called Freyburg, named after Joseph Frey a local tavern owner and judge, in its early years. By the time the town was incorporated, it had been renamed Coopersburg, after Judge Peter Cooper. The town was once the site of famous cattle sales at the estate of Tilghman S. Cooper.

Coopersburg

The territory now occupied by the Borough of Coopersburg was included in the purchase of 1737, was a part of Bucks County until March 11, 1752, when it was included, in the territory erected into the County of Northampton, and on the 6th of March 1812 it was again included in the territory erected into the County of Lehigh.

Education

Along with Upper Saucon and Lower Milford Townships, Coopersburg is served by the Southern Lehigh School District. There are two elementary schools in the district serving grades K - 3 (Liberty Bell and Hopewell). The Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School serves grades 4 - 6 and there is one middle school that houses grades 7 - 8. Southern Lehigh High School serves grades 9-12.

Suburb

Coopersburg is a suburb of Allentown with a population of 2,467. Coopersburg is in Lehigh County. Living in Coopersburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Coopersburg there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Coopersburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Coopersburg are highly rated.

One of Lehigh Valley's Best Ice Cream Shop

Once a butcher shop, then a sales and service for lawn mowers, the Inside Scoop came into existence once it was realized that there was nowhere to take kids after games for a celebratory ice cream cone. After scouring the area for suitable locations for an Old Fashioned, family run, locally owned Ice cream parlor, the current building was found. (It was hard to miss, since it is attached to the baseball and football fields!)

Coopersburg's Main Street

Part of an Indian trail, later taken by horses and wagons, over two hundred years ago. Travel from the Moravian settlement in Bethlehem to the port of Philadelphia and return took at least five days. German immigrants, supplies for the colonists, and exports from the Moravians went through this port. A hotel and stable were built in 1740, and settlement grew quickly; named Coopersburg in 1840, by 1879 a "square mile" was designated as the "Borough" of Coopersburg.

 

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Coopersburg is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb of Allentown in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is 40 miles (64 km) north of Philadelphia, 7 miles southeast of Allentown, and 76 miles (122 km) west of New York City. Lehigh County is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

The population of Coopersburg was 2,386 at the 2010 census.

Geography
Coopersburg is located at 40°30′37″N 75°23′24″W (40.510262, -75.389901).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

The borough is mostly surrounded by Upper Saucon Township, with two portions in the southeast touching Springfield Township in Bucks County.

Demographics
As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 2,386 people living in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,582 people, 983 households, and 671 families living in the borough. The population density was 2,780.7 people per square mile (1,072.0/km²). There were 1,050 housing units at an average density of 1,130.8 per square mile (435.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.01% White, 0.70% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 983 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,603, and the median income for a family was $51,935. Males had a median income of $36,938 versus $29,545 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,689. About 2.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

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