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Northumberland is a borough in Northumberland County, in the Sunbury metro area.

The latitude of Northumberland is 40.891N. The longitude is -76.797W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,638.


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Median household income
Local
$31,891
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Northumberland demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Joseph Priestley, theologian, discoverer of oxygen, which he called ?dephlogisticated air?
Historic sites and museums: Joseph Priestley House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Northumberland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17857 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Northumberland residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northumberland ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northumberland was $18,229, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Northumberland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Northumberland include Northumberland Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Northumberland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $817.


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Libraries in Northumberland include Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Northumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northumberland political report.

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The average commute time for Northumberland workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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