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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.


  • Location: East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Pennsylvania
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  • Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area

Quick Facts About Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

    The unemployment rate in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.53 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area's cost of living is 0.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area's population is 821,273 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.92 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is $164,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.30 percent.
    Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area public schools spend $14,632 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area.

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