Allentown, Pennsylvania
City of Allentown
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Flag of Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Official seal of Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Nicknames: 
"The A" "The Queen City",[1] "A-Town",[2] "Band City USA",[3] "Peanut City",[4] "Silk City".[5]
Motto(s): 
Location within Lehigh County
Location within Lehigh County
Allentown is located in Pennsylvania
Allentown
Allentown
Location within Pennsylvania
Allentown is located in the United States
Allentown
Allentown
Location within the United States
Allentown is located in North America
Allentown
Allentown
Allentown (North America)
Coordinates: 40°36′06″N 75°28′38″W / 40.60167°N 75.47722°W / 40.60167; -75.47722Coordinates: 40°36′06″N 75°28′38″W / 40.60167°N 75.47722°W / 40.60167; -75.47722
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
Settled1751
Founded1762
IncorporatedMarch 12, 1867
Founded byWilliam Allen
Named forWilliam Allen
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorRay O'Connell (D)
 • City SolicitorTom Traud
 • City ControllerJeff Glazier
 • City Council
 • SenatePat Browne (R)
Area
 • Home Rule Municipality18.02 sq mi (46.69 km2)
 • Land17.55 sq mi (45.45 km2)
 • Water0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Urban
289.50 sq mi (749.79 km2)
 • Metro
730.0 sq mi (1,174.82 km2)
Elevation
338 ft (103 m)
Highest elevation
440 ft (130 m)
Lowest elevation
255 ft (78 m)
Population
 • Home Rule Municipality118,032
 • Estimate 
(2018)[6]
121,433
 • Density6,911.50/sq mi (2,668.50/km2)
 • Urban
664,651 (US: 61st)
 • Urban density1,991.0/sq mi (768.7/km2)
 • Metro
827,048 (US: 68th)
 • Metro density1,117.8/sq mi (431.6/km2)
 • Demonym
Allentonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18106, 18109, 18175, 18195
Area codes610, 484
FIPS code42-02000
GNIS feature ID1202899[8]
Primary AirportLehigh Valley International Airport- ABE (Major/International)
Secondary AirportAllentown Queen City Municipal Airport- XLL (Minor)
Websitewww.allentownpa.gov

Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel) is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is Pennsylvania's third