Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a city located in Lehigh County. It is the state's third-largest city, but it also serves as one of the most populated cities in Pennsylvania. The population of Allentown was 90,691 at the 2000 census and 117,132 at the 2010 Census, making it one of America's 25 largest cities.
Allentown has a good history dating back to the year 1687 when William Penn founded the city on the ground now occupied by 610 Chestnut Street. Allentown is part of Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh County and is about 60 miles west of New York City. In 2010, Allentown was named America's 25th largest city by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Allentown is a city that is rich in culture and diversity. Forbes Magazine has named it one of America's "most diverse" cities. The people of Allentown come from all walks of life, and the city's strong immigrant ties have helped it become a melting pot of culture that is often celebrated in events such as the annual Allentown Puerto Rican Heritage Festival.
Allentown, Pennsylvania, began in 1687 when William Penn founded the city on the ground now occupied by 610 Chestnut Street, originally named Northampton Towne. The town was renamed Allentown in 1867 after American Revolutionary War hero James Allen who was born in the Northampton County village of Moorestown, now Lower Nazareth Township.
Allentown is part of Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, located about 60 miles west of New York City. The Lehigh Valley comprises three counties: Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon. Allentown is the largest city in the Lehigh Valley and the third-largest city in Pennsylvania.
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