Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
842,913
0.281% 1-year growth
Median Age
41.3

Median Household Income
$65,929
3.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$218,900
2.58% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ had a population of 843k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $65,929. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew from 840,550 to 842,913, a 0.281% increase and its median household income grew from $63,944 to $65,929, a 3.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.3%), White (Hispanic) (10.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.85%), Other (Hispanic) (3.92%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%). NaNk% of the people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are Lehigh University (2,050 degrees awarded in 2017), Northampton County Area Community College (1,446 degrees), and DeSales University (881 degrees).

The median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is $218,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania and New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.19%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bob Casey Jr., Pat Toomey, Bob Menendez, and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is currently represented by 30 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Pennsylvania and New Jersey
50.8% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  1. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania and New Jersey was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 18, 2006
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who was appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Casey Jr., Pat Toomey, Bob Menendez, and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Pennsylvania and New Jersey is currently represented by 30 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is home to a population of 843k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 6.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (609k people) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 92.1k White (Hispanic) and 40.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    609k ± 248
  2. White (Hispanic)
    92.1k ± 5.89k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    40.9k ± 2.65k
17.7%
Hispanic Population
149k people

In 2018, there were 6.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (609k people) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 92.1k White (Hispanic) and 40.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.7% of the people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are hispanic (149k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    354,514 ± 19,854 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    279,595 ± 17,849 people
  3. Mexico
    160,144 ± 13,621 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey was India, the natal country of 354,514 Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 279,595 and Mexico with 160,144.

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Citizenship

95.8%
2018 Citizenship
95.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.8% of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,555 ± 1,514
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,247 ± 1,203
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,155 ± 1,176

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is $65,929. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was Somerset County, NJ with a value of $121,378, followed by Morris County, NJ and Hunterdon County, NJ, with respective values of $112,288 and $111,269.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,119. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,578. The income inequality in New Jersey is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ employs N/A people. The largest industries in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,931 people), Manufacturing (55,228 people), and Retail Trade (49,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,047), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,058), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,121).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,929
2018 value
± $1,838
3.1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.82%

Households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have a median annual income of $65,929, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,944 in 2017, which represents a 3.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,779
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,106
$52,119
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $786
$89,489
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,731
$65,578
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,240

In 2018, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $86,392 ± $3,381
  2. White
    $72,755 ± $1,266
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,823 ± $4,874
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
  1. Asian
    $67,044 ± $4,236
  2. White
    $54,569 ± $688
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $45,677 ± $16,041

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.472
2017 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.493
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2017 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2018, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.472% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 and income inequality had a 0.0656% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was Somerset County, NJ with a value of $121,378, followed by Morris County, NJ and Hunterdon County, NJ, with respective values of $112,288 and $111,269.

The following map shows all of the counties in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,965), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,810), and Management Occupations ($71,709).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

N/A
N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,931 people), Manufacturing (55,228 people), and Retail Trade (49,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, though some of these residents may live in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,931 people), Manufacturing (55,228 people), and Retail Trade (49,076 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.37 times), and Utilities (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,047), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,058), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,121).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $118B
  2. $97.8B
  3. $71.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania and New Jersey product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $118B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($97.8B) and Electronics ($71.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania and New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B
2015 Value in Pennsylvania
$954B
Projected 2045 Value in Pennsylvania
54.4% growth
$467B
2015 Value in New Jersey
$734B
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $131B
  2. $46.5B
  3. $37.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania and New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $131B, followed by Ohio with $46.5B and Maryland and $37.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania and New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ awarded 9,864 degrees. The student population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is skewed towards women, with 18,437 male students and 25,950 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are White (6,440 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,194 and 12.7%), Unknown (647 and 6.9%), and Black or African American (552 and 5.89%).

The largest universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ by number of degrees awarded are Lehigh University (2,050 and 20.8%), Northampton County Area Community College (1,446 and 14.7%), and DeSales University (881 and 8.93%).

The most popular majors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are General Business Administration & Management (654 and 6.63%), Registered Nursing (381 and 3.86%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (287 and 2.91%).

The median tuition costs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are $40,293 for private four year colleges, and $13,484 and $21,402 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 253 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 368 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was General Finance with 265 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,050 degrees awarded
  2. 1,446 degrees awarded
  3. 881 degrees awarded
$13,484
Median In-State Public
$40,293
Median Private

In 2017, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lehigh University with 2,050 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,961
Degrees Awarded to Men
5,903
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,961 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, which is 0.671 times less than the 5,903 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,440 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,194 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    647 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ were to White students. These 6,440 degrees mean that there were 5.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,194 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was $218,900 in 2018, which is 0.953 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $213,400 to $218,900, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$218,900
2018 Median
± $4,687
$213,400
2017 Median
± $4,283

In 2018, the median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew to to $218,900 from the previous year's value of $213,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$65,929
Median Household Income
± $1,838
321k
Number of Households
± 8,537

In 2018, the median household income of the 321k households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew to $65,929 from the previous year's value of $63,944.

The following chart displays the households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
2018 Homeownership
69%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.2% of the housing units in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.19% of the workforce in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.8%
  2. Carpooled
    8.79%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.72%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.79%) and those who Worked At Home (4.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania
1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Pennsylvania
$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

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Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 16% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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