Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
841,265
0.436% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
41.3
0.242% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
0.592% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$69,769
3.13% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$219,200
2.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
415,685
0.376% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ had a population of 841k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $69,769. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew from 837,610 to 841,265, a 0.436% increase and its median household income grew from $67,652 to $69,769, a 3.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.39%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.07%), Other (Hispanic) (3.69%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.38%).

None of the households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are Lehigh University (2,187 degrees awarded in 2020), Northampton County Area Community College (1,339 degrees), and DeSales University (1,016 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was $219,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%. Most people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is home to a population of 841k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.48% of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents were born outside of the country (79.7k people).

In 2020, there were 7.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (606k people) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79k White (Hispanic) and 42.6k 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)
    606k ± 632
  2. White (Hispanic)
    79k ± 2.65k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42.6k ± 964
17.7%
Hispanic Population
149k people

In 2020, there were 7.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (606k people) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79k White (Hispanic) and 42.6k 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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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.48%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
79.7k people
9.35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
78.3k people

As of 2020, 9.48% of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents (79.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was 9.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2020, 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 foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    356,138 ± 19,862 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    255,209 ± 16,976 people
  3. Mexico
    159,089 ± 13,584 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey was India, the natal country of 356,138 Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 255,209 and Mexico with 159,089.

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Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
96.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,397 ± 755
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,906 ± 677
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,149 ± 552

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Economy

Median household income in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is $69,769. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was Hunterdon County, NJ with a value of $117,858, followed by Morris County, NJ and Somerset County, NJ, with respective values of $117,298 and $116,510.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,739. The income inequality in New Jersey is 0.49, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ employs 416k people. The largest industries in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,909 people), Manufacturing (56,876 people), and Retail Trade (46,021 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,835), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,620), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,273).

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,769
2020 value
± $777
3.13%
1 Year Growth
± 1.54%

Households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have a median annual income of $69,769, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,652 in 2019, which represents a 3.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$72,428
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,115
$54,196
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $827
$92,684
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,757
$67,739
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,291

In 2020, 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 1.37 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
    $90,898 ± $3,461
  2. White
    $75,005 ± $1,298
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,879 ± $42,752
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
  1. Asian
    $66,664 ± $4,080
  2. Alaska Native
    $58,659 ± $80,539
  3. White
    $56,784 ± $709

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 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 1.14 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.49
2020 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 0.49 and income inequality had a 0.5% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478, 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 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was Hunterdon County, NJ with a value of $117,858, followed by Morris County, NJ and Somerset County, NJ, with respective values of $117,298 and $116,510.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (85.5k out of 818k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    58,037 ± 1,876
  2. Hispanic
    35,061 ± 1,639
  3. Black
    9,062 ± 789

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

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

416k
2020 Value
± 5,035
0.376%
1 Year growth
± 1.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew at a rate of 0.376%, from 414k employees to 416k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (48,531 people), Management Occupations (40,505 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (40,338 people). 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (48,531 people), Management Occupations (40,505 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (40,338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.49 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.2 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.18 times).

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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 ($80,926), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,837), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,678).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

416k
2020 Value
± 5,035
0.376%
1 Year growth
± 1.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew at a rate of 0.376%, from 414k employees to 416k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,909 people), Manufacturing (56,876 people), and Retail Trade (46,021 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 (66,909 people), Manufacturing (56,876 people), and Retail Trade (46,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.37 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.35 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,835), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,620), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,273).

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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. $169B
  2. $115B
  3. $113B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania and New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $169B, followed by Electronics ($115B) and Mixed freight ($113B).

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

Showing data for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth
$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $187B
  2. $56.7B
  3. $42B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania and New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $187B, followed by Ohio with $56.7B and California and $42B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey and Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.969%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% 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.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Jersey
52.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  1. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania and New Jersey was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% 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 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania and New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Pennsylvania and New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ awarded 9,794 degrees. The student population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is skewed towards women, with 15,753 male students and 25,082 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are White (6,106 and 66.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,300 and 14.1%), Black or African American (598 and 6.49%), and Unknown (582 and 6.32%).

The largest universities in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ by number of degrees awarded are Lehigh University (2,187 and 22.3%), Northampton County Area Community College (1,339 and 13.7%), and DeSales University (1,016 and 10.4%).

The most popular majors in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ are General Business Administration & Management (643 and 6.57%), Registered Nursing (510 and 5.21%), and General Psychology (328 and 3.35%).

The median tuition cost in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ for private four year colleges is $45,321.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 359 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 320 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 287 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 359 degrees 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. 2,187 degrees awarded
  2. 1,339 degrees awarded
  3. 1,016 degrees awarded
$45,321
Median Private

In 2020, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lehigh University with 2,187 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

3,699
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,095
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 3,699 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, which is 0.607 times less than the 6,095 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the 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
    6,106 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,300 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    598 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was White students. These 6,106 degrees mean that there were 4.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,300 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ was $219,200 in 2020, which is 0.954 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $213,800 to $219,200, a 2.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$219,200
2020 Median
± $2,226
$213,800
2019 Median
± $1,744

In 2020, the median property value in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew to to $219,200 from the previous year's value of $213,800.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,769
Median Household Income
± $777
324k
Number of Households
± 4,095

In 2020, the median household income of the 324k households in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ grew to $69,769 from the previous year's value of $67,652.

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

68.9%
2020 Homeownership
68.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 68.9% 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 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. 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

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.98% of the workforce in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.35%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.06%) and those who worked at home (6.35%).

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 false.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.708% 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 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.6%). Additionally, Armstrong County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania
1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 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

5.37%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.708%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ declined by 2.59% from 5.51% to 5.37%.

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. 20.6% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 19.3% prevalence

Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at 20.6%.

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

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