Allentown City PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
125,292
0.0407% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
1.57% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.4%
8.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,449
9.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,800
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,114
4.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Allentown City PUMA, PA had a population of 125k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $52,449. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Allentown City PUMA, PA grew from 125,241 to 125,292, a 0.0407% increase and its median household income grew from $47,794 to $52,449, a 9.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allentown City PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (29.9%), Other (Hispanic) (17.7%), White (Hispanic) (17.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (16%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%).

46.1% of the households in Allentown City PUMA, PA 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.

89.2% of the residents in Allentown City PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allentown City PUMA, PA are Muhlenberg College (639 degrees awarded in 2022), Cedar Crest College (462 degrees), and The Beauty Institute (210711) (89 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Allentown City PUMA, PA was $168,800, and the homeownership rate was 42.3%.

Most people in Allentown City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Allentown City PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Allentown City PUMA, PA is home to a population of 125k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.4% of Allentown City PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (25.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Allentown City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.2k Other (Hispanic) and 21.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Allentown City PUMA, PA are Spanish (47,341 households), Arabic (1,713 households), and Khmer (481 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
65,224
Women
51.6%
61,215
Men
48.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 126,439 inhabitants, with 48.4% men, and 51.6% women.

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Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
89%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Allentown City PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Allentown City PUMA, PA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allentown City PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.5k ± 1.66k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 1.94k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    21.6k ± 1.99k
54.3%
Hispanic Population
68.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.5k people) in Allentown City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.2k Other (Hispanic) and 21.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

54.3% of the people in Allentown City PUMA, PA are hispanic (68.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    13,220 ± 2,671 people
  2. Mexico
    1,886 ± 1,058 people
  3. Dominica
    894 ± 731 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Allentown City PUMA, PA was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 13,220 Allentown City PUMA, PA residents, followed by Mexico with 1,886 and Dominica with 894.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.5k people
20.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.6k people

As of 2022, 20.4% of Allentown City PUMA, PA residents (25.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Allentown City PUMA, PA was 20.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    47,341 households (40.6%)
  2. Arabic
    1,713 households (1.47%)
  3. Khmer
    481 households (0.412%)

46.1% of the households in Allentown City PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Allentown City PUMA, PA was Spanish. 40.6% of the households in Allentown City PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,232 ± 289
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    692 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    328 ± 182

Allentown City PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Allentown City PUMA, PA employs 54.1k people. The largest industries in Allentown City PUMA, PA are Restaurants & Food Services (3,768 people), Warehousing & storage (2,945 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,755 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($101,466), Banking & related activities ($100,250), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($96,391).

Males in Allentown City PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,536. The income inequality in Allentown City PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,566
Women
49.6%
26,001
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Allentown City PUMA, PA in 2020 was 51,567 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

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Occupations

54.1k
2022 Value
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 4.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allentown City PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 51.7k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allentown City PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,222 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,083 people), and Packers & packagers, hand (1,935 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allentown City PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.1k
2022 Value
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 4.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allentown City PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 51.7k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allentown City PUMA, PA, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,768 people), Warehousing & storage (2,945 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,755 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allentown City PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Allentown City PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,002
Median earning men ± $2,255
$29,596
Median earning women ± $1,572

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,981), Information ($51,650), and Wholesale Trade ($50,830).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,682), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Allentown City PUMA, PA awarded 1,251 degrees. The student population of Allentown City PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 935 male students and 2,451 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allentown City PUMA, PA are White (827 and 67%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (181 and 14.7%), Unknown (83 and 6.73%), and Black or African American (75 and 6.08%).

The largest universities in Allentown City PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Muhlenberg College (639 and 51.1%), Cedar Crest College (462 and 36.9%), and The Beauty Institute (210711) (89 and 7.11%).

The most popular majors in Allentown City PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (97 and 7.75%), General Psychology (81 and 6.47%), and General Drama & Theater Arts (73 and 5.84%).

The median tuition cost in Allentown City PUMA, PA for private four year colleges is $50,157.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Allentown City PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,386 (27.6% men and 72.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,386 students enrolled in Allentown City PUMA, PA, 27.6% men and 72.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,179 records, of which 70.8% were women and 29.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 83 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Allentown City PUMA, PA was General Drama & Theater Arts with 73 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 639 degrees awarded
  2. 462 degrees awarded
  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Muhlenberg College with 639 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 382 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allentown City PUMA, PA, which is 0.44 times less than the 869 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 827 degrees mean that there were 4.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 181 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,157) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($668) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.76% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.46% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Allentown City PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (35.7k), Some college (21.3k), and Secondary Education (16.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allentown City PUMA, PA was $168,800 in 2022, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,800 to $168,800, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Allentown City PUMA, PA is 42.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Allentown City PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Allentown City PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Allentown City PUMA, PA is $52,449. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Allentown City PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$168,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,716
$19,275
Median Property Taxes
±$1,133

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Rent vs Own

42.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.3% of the housing units in Allentown City PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allentown City PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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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.
$52,449
Median Household Income
± $2,111
45.6k
Number of Households
± 1,922

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.6k households in Allentown City PUMA, PA grew to $52,449 from the previous year's value of $47,794.

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Wage Distribution

0.411
2022 Wage GINI in Allentown City PUMA, PA
0.418
2021 Wage GINI in Allentown City PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Allentown City PUMA, PA was 0.411 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.87% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Allentown City PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Allentown City PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.2%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.38%)

In 2022, 68.2% of workers in Allentown City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (7.38%).

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allentown City PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Allentown City PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allentown City PUMA, PA (25.7k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allentown City PUMA, PA is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

88.8% of the population of Allentown City PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 35.9% on Medicaid, 9.21% on Medicare, 7.49% on non-group plans, and 0.363% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 27.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
35.9%
Medicaid
9.21%
Medicare
7.49%
Non-Group
0.363%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allentown City PUMA, PA declined by 1.86% from 11.4% to 11.2%.

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