Dorneyville, Pennsylvania

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Dorneyville, Pennsylvania
Location in Lehigh County
Location in Lehigh County
Dorneyville is located in Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Dorneyville is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°34′30″N 75°31′11″W / 40.57500°N 75.51972°W / 40.57500; -75.51972Coordinates: 40°34′30″N 75°31′11″W / 40.57500°N 75.51972°W / 40.57500; -75.51972
CountryUnited States
TownshipsSouth Whitehall and Salisbury
 • Total2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land2.00 sq mi (5.19 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
384 ft (117 m)
 • Total4,406
 • Density2,199/sq mi (849.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
18103, 18104
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-19584
GNIS feature ID1173397[3]

Dorneyville is a census-designated place in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,406.[2] Dorneyville is located just west of Allentown in South Whitehall Township and Salisbury Township. It sits off Interstate 78 and is home to the northern terminus of U.S. Route 222. It is split between the Allentown ZIP codes of 18103 and 18104.[4]

Dorneyville is home to the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom amusement park. At the center of Dorneyville is the historic King George Inn, founded in 1756.


Dorneyville is in south-central Lehigh County, in the southern corner of South Whitehall Township and the west end of Salisbury Township. It is bordered to the northeast and east by the Allentown city limits, and to the northwest by the unincorporated community of Cetronia. Interstate 78 forms the southern boundary of Dorneyville, with access from Exit 54 (US-222 / Hamilton Boulevard) and Exit 55 (South Cedar Crest Boulevard). I-78 leads west 80 miles (130 km) to Harrisburg, the state capital, and east 90 miles (140 km) to New York City. US-222 leads southwest 34 miles (55 km) to Reading. South Cedar Crest Boulevard leads south as Pennsylvania Route 29, 3 miles (5 km) to Emmaus.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dorneyville CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.46%, are water.[1] Cedar Creek, a northeast-flowing tributary of Little Lehigh Creek, runs through the northwest side of the CDP, where Dorney Park is located. Via the Little Lehigh, Dorneyville is part of the Lehigh River and consequently the Delaware River watersheds.


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 4,406 people and 1,705 total housing units. The 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates[6] determined that the current population of Dorneyville is somewhere around 4,262. About 46.9% is male and 53.1% is female. The median age is 48.2. The racial makeup is about 85.6% White, 9.5% African American, 3.0% Asian, 0.6% Hispanic or Latino 0.5% of some other race, and 1.3% of two or more races. 96.2% of people have graduated high school. The median household income is $88,968. Only 2.2% of civilians lie below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Dorneyville CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dorneyville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  6. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-10-10.

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