Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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Population

120,128

+3.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$36,578

Median Home Price

$133,100

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. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Allentown, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Strategic location
Affordable housing
Attractive downtown
Cons
Economic cycles
Some unattractive areas
Entertainment
 $549,900 
1647 Fieldstone St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2876 SqFt
 $110,000 
615 N 2nd St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1280 SqFt
 $1,200 
997 Village Round
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 1069 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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown's cost of living is 11.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Allentown's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Allentown, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 3.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Allentown is $133,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.0%. 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. More Education



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Housing Market in Allentown

It's a good time to buy in Allentown. Home Appreciation is up 6.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Allentown Real Estate

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Reviews for Allentown   24 Reviews
Endless winter and not very safe. - 6/6/2020
do you like cold and snow? Allentown may not be the coldest place in the country but it gets very cold and the winter feels endless...arctic blast after another and... Read More

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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

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


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ZIP CODES IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
18102 18103 18104 18109 18101 18105

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$549,900
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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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Bed 2 | Bath 1

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Bed 1 | Bath 1

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