Alburtis is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, in theLehigh Valley region of the state. Alburtis is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.The population of Alburtis was 2,361 at the 2010 census.According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.
Local tradition holds that the town was named after Edward K. Alburtis, a civil engineer involved in the construction of the East Pennsylvania Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway. When a railroad station was established in the town, the railroad’s Board of Directors named it in honor of Alburtis in 1859.The Lock Ridge Furnace Complex and George F. Schlicher Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.