Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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Population

120,128

+3.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.8%

Median Income

$36,578

Median Home Price

$135,200

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

Local Listings in Allentown, PA
 $124,812 
838 Saint John St # 840
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1452 SqFt
 $124,812 
838 Saint John St # 840
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 | 1452 SqFt
 $149,900 
1019 S Meadow St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 | 1218 SqFt
 $157,500 
2011 Virginia St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1080 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lehigh County
Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Allentown
Zip Codes: 18102 18103 18104 18109 18101 18105
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Allentown is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown jobs have increased by 0.52%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown's cost of living is 4.60% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Allentown's Cost of Living

VOTING
Lehigh county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Allentown's population is 120,128 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.20%. 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 $135,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.30%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Allentown

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Allentown

It's a good time to buy in Allentown. Home Appreciation is up 7.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Allentown Real Estate or Find top agents in Allentown

The median home price in Allentown is $135,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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18102 18103 18104 18109 18101 18105

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NEW LISTINGS IN ALLENTOWN PA
$124,812
838 Saint John St # 840
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$149,900
1019 S Meadow St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$157,500
2011 Virginia St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$142,000
1018 S 6th St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$143,900
217 E Walnut St
Bed 4 | Bath 1.0 |

$149,900
2956 Klein St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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