Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

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Population

75,240

5% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Median Income

$46,902

Avg. Home Price

$169,800

Best Places to Live in Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem, PA
 $179,900 
2031 Lincoln St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1150 SqFt
 $179,900 
2031 Lincoln St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1150 SqFt
 $169,900 
864 Media St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1148 SqFt
 $200,000 
1515 Crest Park Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 2332 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: Northampton County
Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Bethlehem
Zip Codes: 18017 18015 18018 18016
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bethlehem is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethlehem jobs have increased by 0.52%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bethlehem's cost of living is 1.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bethlehem's Cost of Living

VOTING
Northampton county flipped Republican in the most recent Presidential election, after voting Democratic in the previous four. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bethlehem's population is 75,240 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.48%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bethlehem is $162,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.29%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Bethlehem

SCHOOLS
Bethlehem public schools spend $15,743 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bethlehem. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Bethlehem

It's a good time to buy in Bethlehem. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Bethlehem Real Estate or Find top agents in Bethlehem

The median home price in Bethlehem is $169,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bethlehem   8 Reviews
Bethlehem, Memorial Day, 2011 - 5/30/2011
The city of Bethlehem is staging a revival. With the loss of tax revenue when Bethlehem Steel closed 10+ years ago the city has struggled with its finances. It has been... Read More

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Lots to do in Bethlehem - 3/3/2010
Whatever your intrests you will probably be able to do engage in it in Bethlehem. There are many restaurants, theaters, a casino, art galleries, etc. If you enjoy the... Read More

health - 2/28/2010
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ZIP CODES IN BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
18017 18015 18018 18016

NEW LISTINGS IN BETHLEHEM PA
$179,900
2031 Lincoln St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$169,900
864 Media St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$200,000
1515 Crest Park Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$184,900
2128 Lexington Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$185,000
1629 Cloverleaf St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

$144,900
26 E Garrison St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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