Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Weisenberg Township
A Weisenberg Township vista
A Weisenberg Township vista
Location in Lehigh County
Location in Lehigh County
Weisenberg Township is located in Pennsylvania
Weisenberg Township
Weisenberg Township
Location in Pennsylvania
Weisenberg Township is located in the United States
Weisenberg Township
Weisenberg Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°37′33″N 75°45′05″W / 40.62583°N 75.75139°W / 40.62583; -75.75139Coordinates: 40°37′33″N 75°45′05″W / 40.62583°N 75.75139°W / 40.62583; -75.75139
CountryUnited States
 • Total26.82 sq mi (69.47 km2)
 • Land26.77 sq mi (69.34 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
656 ft (200 m)
 • Total4,923
 • Estimate 
 • Density192.11/sq mi (74.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18031, 18051, 18066, 19530
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-077-82064

Weisenberg Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Weisenberg Township was 4,923 according to the 2010 US Census.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.82 square miles (69.47 km2), of which 26.78 square miles (69.35 km2) are land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2), or 0.18%, are water.[1] It is in the Delaware River watershed and is drained by tributaries of Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River to the east and by tributaries of Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River to the southwest.

It includes the villages of Haafsville (also in Upper Macungie Township), Hymensville, New Smithville, Seiberlingville, Seipstown, Stines Corner (also in Lynn Township), and Werleys Corner.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]


The township has a humid continental climate (Dfa/Dfb) and the hardiness zones are 6a and 6b. Average monthly temperatures in Seiberlingville range from 27.9 °F (−2.3 °C) in January to 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) in July. [1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)5,143[3]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,144 people, 1,458 households, and 1,214 families residing in the township. The population density was 154.5 people per square mile (59.7/km2). There were 1,514 housing units at an average density of 56.5/sq mi (21.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.07% White, 0.53% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 1,458 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $63,631, and the median income for a family was $70,852. Males had a median income of $45,898 versus $32,656 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,163. About 1.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.


Weisenburg Township was formed out of the "Backparts of Macunjy" and part of the Allemangel, and was established as a township in 1753. Weisenburg was named for the city of Weissenburg (now Wissembourg), a fortress and town in Alsace, from the region in which the majority of the townspeople had come. The first settlements took place in 1734, on and around the highlands in the vicinity of Ziegel Church.[6]


The township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Public safety[edit]

Fire protection is provided by the Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Department. Emergency medical services are provided by the Cetronia Ambulance Corps, who have a unit stationed at the Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Department. Law enforcement is provided by the Pennsylvania State Police.


Weisenberg is crossed east-to-west by Interstate 78/U.S. Route 22, which has an interchange with north-to-south Pennsylvania Route 863 in the south. Other roads of note in the township include Claussville Road, Holbens Valley Road, Lyon Valley Road, Seipstown Valley Road, and Werleys Corner Road/Sweitzer Road.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Weisenberg township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Extracted from Histories of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by Alfred Mathews, published in 1884.
  7. ^ a b Gerard C. Wertkin (2 August 2004). Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-95614-1.

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