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0.14% growth
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4.35% growth
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2.69% growth
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0.94% decline


The economy of Bethlehem, PA employs 35,311 people. The economy of Bethlehem, PA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Educational Services; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.56; 1.27; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bethlehem, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,994), Manufacturing (4,226), and Educational Services (4,197), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,500), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,380), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,510).

Median household income in Bethlehem, PA is $49,349. Males in Bethlehem, PA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,727. The income inequality of Bethlehem, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446 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 Bethlehem, PA. In Northampton County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,295. 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 Bethlehem, PA is from the county of Northampton County, PA.

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Bethlehem, PA is home to a population of 75,110 people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bethlehem, PA is composed of 45,783 White residents (61%), 20,946 Hispanic residents (27.9%), 4,301 Black residents (5.73%), 2,066 Asian residents (2.75%), and 1,754 Two+ residents (2.34%). The most common foreign languages in Bethlehem, PA are Spanish (12,949 speakers), Chinese (537 speakers), and Greek (339 speakers), but compared to other places, Bethlehem, PA has a relative high number of Greek (339 speakers), Hungarian (71 speakers), and Urdu (278 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bethlehem, PA awarded 2,593 degrees. The student population of Bethlehem, PA is skewed away from females, with 1,366 male students and 1,227 female students. Most students in Bethlehem, PA are White (1,694 and 65.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (151 and 5.82%), Unknown (148 and 5.71%), and Asian (111 and 4.28%). The largest universities in Bethlehem, PA by number of graduates are Lehigh University (2,088 and 80.5%), Moravian College (414 and 16%), and Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (68 and 2.62%). The most popular majors in Bethlehem, PA are General Finance (150 and 5.78%), Accounting (105 and 4.05%), and Mechanical Engineering (100 and 3.86%). The median tuition costs in Bethlehem, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $47,920 and $47,920 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 Bethlehem, PA is $168,900, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $170,500 to $168,900, a 0.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Bethlehem, PA is 51.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bethlehem, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethlehem, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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