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A Historic Look at Fullerton, PA

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Fullerton is an incorporated area and census-designated place in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The area is a suburb of Allentown in the Lehigh Valley Region and spans 3.76 square miles.


The town of Fullerton, PA, was originally known as 'Ferndale'. The area is located on tracts of land originally settled by Giles Windsor in 1767, Stephen Snyder in 1786, and Jacob Yundt in 1826.

The town was renamed in 1885 in honor of local businessman James W. Fuller Jr. who purchased the railroad car wheel factory of Frederick & Company in 1865 and operated it as McKee, Fuller & Co.

By 1883, Fullerton was a thriving company town and its population reached over 1,500 men and their families.

Fuller's company showed prosperity once again during the Lehigh Valley cement industry explosion in the early 1900s. The town supplied the workforce for his factories and the numerous mills and quarries in the area.

Fullerton is also home to the Dent Hardware Company, a factory complex built between 1894 and 1913 consisting of 11 buildings. The company was the leading producer of brass hardware and one of the top producers of cast-iron toys in Pennsylvania. The complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.


Fullerton, PA, is home to approximately 14,925 residents with a population density of 4,063 per square mile.

According to the 2000 census, the racial and ethnic demographic of the area was:

  • 86.09% White
  • 3.88% African American
  • 0.16% Native American
  • 5.52% Asian
  • 0.07% Pacific Islander
  • 2.57% Other races
  • 1.70% Two or more races
  • 6.15% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There is also significant ancestral diversity within Fullerton. Including,

  • German (28.3%)
  • Italian (11.8%)
  • Irish (10.8%)
  • Arab (5.6%)
  • Slovak (5.3%)
  • English (5.0%)

The median income for a household in Fullerton, PA, currently stands at 59,368 USD and the median income for an individual is 33,933 USD. The poverty rate of Fullerton (8.92%) is significantly lower than the neighboring towns of Coopersburg (10.53%), Bethlehem (14.14%), and Allentown (24.40%).

Life in Fullerton

Fullerton, PA, is a charming area offering residents a mix of urban and suburban feeling. With tons of restaurants, local coffee shops, and parks, the area offers something for everyone.

Known for its welcoming residents and peaceful atmosphere, Fullerton offers a close-knit community. Many families and young professionals who tend to have moderate political views reside in the neighborhood.

The area is well-loved by its residents and has been highly raked in numerous fields including,

  • #13 (of 703) Most Diverse Suburbs in Pennsylvania
  • #49 (of 1,15) Most Diverse Places to Live in Pennsylvania
  • #53 (of 703) Best Suburbs for Young Professional in Pennsylvania

The area of Fullerton is perfect for growing families looking to settle in a peaceful, welcoming, and diverse community.

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David Petrone
Date Published: May 11, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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