Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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Population

120,207

14% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.5%

Median Income

$36,578

Avg. Home Price

$122,500

Best Places to Live in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mid-sized city complex - East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border
Pros
-Strategic location
-Affordable housing
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Some unattractive areas
-Entertainment

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Allentown
Zip Codes: 18103 18102 18104 18109 18101 18105
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Allentown is 7.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown jobs have increased by 1.71%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown's cost of living is 13.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Allentown's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Allentown's population is 120,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.39%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Allentown is $122,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.30%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Allentown public schools spend $16,224 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Allentown. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Allentown

It's a good time to buy in Allentown. Home Appreciation is up 9.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Allentown Real Estate.

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Reviews for Allentown   23 Reviews
Lots to do here - 5/21/2015
This is a beautiful place, kept clean by weekly street sweeping. A multitude of parks exist including the exceptional Rose Garden and sports fields, and people use them... Read More

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weather - 12/6/2010
If you like the changing seasons this is the place for you. In the summer it can get to the upper 90's. Winters are frigid with some heavy... Read More

Great Place to Live - 4/26/2009
Allentown is a great place to live and raise a family. We have lived in in a historic house in center city for the last 12 years and just love it. We have two children... Read More


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18103 18102 18104 18109 18101 18105
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