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0.3% growth
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0.88% growth
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1.13% growth
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0.63% decline


The economy of Allentown, PA employs 49,905 people. The economy of Allentown, PA is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Transportation & Warehousing; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.7; 1.66; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Allentown, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,319), Manufacturing (7,398), and Retail trade (6,085), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,110), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($38,250), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,172).

Median household income in Allentown, PA is $37,256. Males in Allentown, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,708. The income inequality of Allentown, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Allentown, PA. In Lehigh County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,398. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Allentown, PA is from the county of Lehigh County, PA.

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Allentown, PA is home to a population of 119,624 people, from which 92% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Allentown, PA is composed of 58,593 Hispanic residents (49%), 42,884 White residents (35.8%), 12,830 Black residents (10.7%), 2,493 Two+ residents (2.08%), and 2,437 Asian residents (2.04%). The most common foreign languages in Allentown, PA are Spanish (40,595 speakers), Arabic (2,224 speakers), and Vietnamese (803 speakers), but compared to other places, Allentown, PA has a relative high number of Arabic (2,224 speakers), Spanish (40,595 speakers), and Other Slavic (216 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Allentown, PA awarded 1,347 degrees. The student population of Allentown, PA is skewed towards females, with 425 male students and 922 female students. Most students in Allentown, PA are White (1,010 and 75%), followed by Unknown (120 and 8.91%), Hispanic or Latino (107 and 7.94%), and Black or African American (67 and 4.97%). The largest universities in Allentown, PA by number of graduates are Muhlenberg College (802 and 59.5%), Cedar Crest College (423 and 31.4%), and Welder Training and Testing Institute (79 and 5.86%). The most popular majors in Allentown, PA are General Business Administration & Management (127 and 9.4%), Registered Nursing (109 and 8.09%), and General Psychology (107 and 7.94%). The median tuition costs in Allentown, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $36,225 and $36,225 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allentown, PA is $126,100, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $126,900 to $126,100, a 0.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Allentown, PA is 45%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Allentown, PA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allentown, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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