Living in Allentown, PA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Allentown, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Population
120,915
Unemployment
10.0%
Poverty
25.7%
Median Home
$131,300
Median Income
$41,167
Median Rent
$1,004

Allentown SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8

Allentown, PA Crime Report

3,253
Total Crimes
2,669.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
7.79%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Allentown
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,253 2,669.6 1,709.8 2,476.7
Violent Crime 471 386.5 306.4 366.7
Murder 7 5.7 5.2 5.0
Robbery 170 139.5 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 230 188.7 191.1 250.2
Property Crime 2,782 2,283.0 1,403.4 2,109.9
Burglary 521 427.6 182.4 340.5
Larceny 2,018 1,656.1 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 243 199.4 96.8 219.9

Allentown, PA Cost Of Living

94
Allentown's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Allentown Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 94 99 100
Services 100 98 100
Groceries 100 103 100
Health 98 94 100
Housing 76 91 100
Transportation 106 109 100
Utilities 107 111 100

Allentown, PA Photos

Allentown First Defenders Civil War Memorial In West Park
Source: Public Domain
First Defender Reunion At Center Square
Source: Public Domain
Allentown Iron Works
Source: Public Domain
Adelaide Silk Mill
Source: Public Domain
Center Square Looking West
Source: Public Domain
Mack Trucks Plant C
Source: Public Domain
Hamilton Street Block Looking West
Source: Public Domain
Hamilton Mall Image
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Allentown in Pennsylvania

Map Of Allentown, PA

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Population over time in Allentown

Year Population % Change
2019 120,915 0.4%
2018 120,410 0.2%
2017 120,128 0.4%
2016 119,624 0.3%
2015 119,261 0.4%
2014 118,793 0.4%
2013 118,285 0.3%
2012 117,942 0.5%
2011 117,386 0.8%
2010 116,398 -

Race / Ethnicity in Allentown

White
32.4% (39,214)
African American
10.2% (12,276)
American Indian
0.1% (162)
Asian
2.8% (3,408)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.3% (384)
Two Or More
1.6% (1,962)
Hispanic
52.5% (63,502)
Race Allentown PA USA
White 32.4% 76.4% 60.7%
African American 10.2% 10.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 3.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 52.5% 7.3% 18.0%

Gender in Allentown

Female
51.1% (61,813)
Male
48.9% (59,101)
Gender Allentown PA USA
Female 51.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Allentown for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (10,882)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (14,509)
High School / GED
38.0% (45,947)
Some College
18.0% (21,764)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (8,464)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (12,091)
Master's Degree
4.0% (4,836)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,209)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,209)
Education Allentown PA USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Allentown, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
9.6% (1,164,069)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.3% (766,219)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.8% (1,669,540)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.0% (1,573,941)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.2% (1,839,556)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.3% (2,331,574)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (1,235,911)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.0% (967,434)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.5% (301,106)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (242,144)
Income Allentown PA USA
Less than $10,000 9.6% 6.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.3% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.8% 9.3% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.0% 9.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.2% 12.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.3% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 13.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.0% 15.2% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.5% 6.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 6.6% 7.7%

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