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The population of Hazleton is approximately 22,037 (2006), 25340 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,556 (2000), 9798 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hazleton is 15.477 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hazleton is 5.97 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hazleton to Washington DC is 152 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hazleton is positioned 40.95 degrees north of the equator and 75.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hazleton elevation is 1620 feet above sea level.
Hazleton per capita income is $17,270 (2000).
Hazleton median income is $31,000 (2005).

The Hazleton median home price is $76,600 (2005).

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Hazleton location: in eastern Pennsylvania, south of I-80 and about 38 miles from Scranton. Other nearby communities include West Hazleton, Tresckow, McAdoo, Beaver Meadows, Jeddo, Conyngham, Freeland and Hometown.

Here is a map of downtown hazleton.

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Hazleton history:

Hazleton was first incorporated as a borough on 31 April 1851. Then a second act for incorporation on 22 April 1956. On 4 December 1891, it was incorporated as a city.

"This is the case of the famous misspelling. Hazleton was referred to as Hazel Town in the first half of the last century, because so many hazel bushes dotted the area. The name later became one word: Hazeltown, then Hazelton. But in 1856 an attorney drawing up the city's incorporation papers spelled hazel as hazle, and no one picked up on the error until it was too late. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)

Here is a history page for the city. There is more history on this site from the Hazleton Historical Society.
The incorporation date of Hazleton: 31 April 1851

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Held each fall in Downtown Hazleton.

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