Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

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Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania
Location in Lehigh County
Location in Lehigh County
Hokendauqua is located in Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Hokendauqua is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 75°29′27″W / 40.65944°N 75.49083°W / 40.65944; -75.49083Coordinates: 40°39′34″N 75°29′27″W / 40.65944°N 75.49083°W / 40.65944; -75.49083
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
367 ft (112 m)
 • Total3,378
 • Density3,066/sq mi (1,183.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-35120
GNIS feature ID1177188

Hokendauqua is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Hokendauqua is a suburb of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It uses the Whitehall ZIP code of 18052. The population of Hokendauqua was 3,378 at the 2010 census.[2]

The word Hokendauqua is shortened to "Hokey" (pronounced /ˈhɒki/ "hockey") in local dialect.[citation needed]


Hokendauqua is located in northeastern Lehigh County at 40°39′34″N 75°29′27″W / 40.65944°N 75.49083°W / 40.65944; -75.49083 (40.647895, -75.481828),[3] on the east side of Whitehall Township. The borough of Coplay is directly to the north. To the northwest is the census-designated place, Stiles, and the village of West Catasauqua is directly to the south. The borough of North Catasauqua is to the east across the Lehigh River in Northampton County; a bridge connects Hokendauqua to North Catasauqua. Pennsylvania Route 145 (MacArthur Road) forms the western edge of Hokendauqua; the highway leads south 4 miles (6 km) to the center of Allentown and north 11 miles (18 km) to Walnutport.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Hokendauqua CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), all of it land.[1] It is drained by the Lehigh River and its tributary Coplay Creek, which flows through the southwest part of the community.


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,411 people, 1,407 households, and 970 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,095.5 people per square mile (1,197.3/km2). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 1,310.4/sq mi (506.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.16% White, 1.76% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

Presbyterian church in Hokendauqua from an early postcard

There were 1,407 households, out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,333, and the median income for a family was $55,256. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $26,227 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,771. About 4.0% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Public education[edit]

The community is served by the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

Notable residents[edit]


  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), Hokendauqua CDP, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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