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-Strategic location
-Affordable housing
-Attractive downtown


-Economic cycles
-Some unattractive areas

What Bert Has To Say About Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area

The cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have a strong industrial and working class heritage, anchored by the enormous Bethlehem Steel works. The gigantic 500-acre mill complex, abandoned 20 years ago, and is still a formidable presence just south of downtown Bethlehem, and is likely to evolve at least in part to a preserved national park site celebrating our industrial heritage. The rest of the area is a center for mostly old-economy manufacturing with the Lucent Technologies spinoff Agere adding a not-too-prosperous high tech element. Binney & Smith, known worldwide as the maker of Crayola crayons, has its factory in the smaller Easton east along the Lehigh River.

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  • Location: East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • County: Carbon County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Carbon

    The unemployment rate in Carbon County is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carbon County jobs have Increased by 1.67 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Carbon County's cost of living is 8.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Carbon County's population is 63,960 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.53 percent.
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Carbon County is $131,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.70%.
    Carbon County public schools spend $15,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Carbon County.

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It's not a good time to buy in Carbon. Home Appreciation is down -1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Carbon Real Estate.
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