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Old 07-16-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Looking at some various properties and I'm wondering if Glendon and southward, above the river are bad areas?

Would Rock Rd be in a flood plain?
Is there a noise issue living between 78 and the river?
Any known problems or issues south of Glendon?

Moving to the area and semi-unfamilar. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Looking at some various properties and I'm wondering if Glendon and southward, above the river are bad areas?

Would Rock Rd be in a flood plain?
Is there a noise issue living between 78 and the river?
Any known problems or issues south of Glendon?

Moving to the area and semi-unfamilar. Thanks in advance.
Population of Northampton county is 300K in the last census
18.7% live in City of Bethlehem
9.0% live in City of Easton
21.3% live in Boroughs
51.0% live in Townships

Boroughs in Northampton county are all less than 10,000 people.

Boroughs Near City of Easton: Glendon, West Easton,Wilson,
Boroughs in Slate Belt: Pen Argyl, Wind Gap,Portland,Bangor, Roseto.
Boroughs near Bethlehem:Hellertown, Freemansburg.
Boroughs near Lehigh River:Northampton, Walnutport, North Catasaqua,
Boroughs north of main urban areas:Chapman,Bath, Nazareth, Tatamy & Stockertown

Much of the housing between I78 and the river is a portion of the city of Easton. The districts are characterized as low to moderate income, with highest concentrations of African American population. As opposed to some districts north of the river where higher concentration of Latino residents.


Glendon is such a tiny borough, that most people have not even been there.

Glendon Borough
Total Acres 503.6
Total housing units 152
Occupied housing units 136
Owner occupied 114
Renter occupied 22
Vacant housing units 16
Median value-owner occupied (2006-2010) $171,300

West Easton Borough
Total Acres 212.1
Total housing units 516
Occupied housing units 488
Owner occupied 340
Renter occupied 148
Vacant housing units 28
Median value-owner occupied (2006-2010) $151,400

Wilson Borough
Total Acres 789.8
Total housing units 3,339
Occupied housing units 3,091
Owner occupied 1,871
Renter occupied 1,220
Vacant housing units 181
Median value-owner occupied (2006-2010) $138,400

Williams Township
Total Acres 11,922.7
Total housing units 2,537
Occupied housing units 2,363
Owner occupied 2,018
Renter occupied 345
Vacant housing units 174
Median value-owner occupied (2006-2010) $283,700
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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That's some good info.

Is much of that area high and out of the floodplain?
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:43 AM
 
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To the best of my knowledge, the Lehigh has a very narrow floodplain. The Monocacy Creek has terrible floods.

From the DMA 2000 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania updated March 2013

It is estimated that in Glendon Borough, 5 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 17.5% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $7,579,362 (8.3%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in Wilson Borough, 8 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 3.8% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $6,946,734 (0.4%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in West Easton Borough, 36 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 27.7% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $70,706,197 (26.4%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in Bethlehem Township, 254 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 4.5% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $70,803,684 (1.2%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in Williams Township, 178 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 4.7% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $46,419,802 (3.8%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in Lower Saucon Township, 198 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 3.4% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $42,011,502 (2.1%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in the City of Bethlehem, 208 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 6.7% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $243 million (1.6%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in the City of Easton, 433 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 21.8% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $347,201,853 (7.2%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

It is estimated that in the City of Allentown, 798 residents live within the 1% annual chance flood area (NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area). Of the municipality's total land area, 9.8% is located within the 1% annual chance flood area. $459,623,347 (2.2%) of the municipality's general building stock replacement cost value (structure and contents) is located within the 1% annual chance flood area.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:19 AM
 
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Great info and much appreciated!!!
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