Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

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Population

74,892

5% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$46,902

Avg. Home Price

$148,600

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

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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: Bethlehem
Zip Codes: 18017 18018 18015 18016
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bethlehem is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethlehem jobs have increased by 1.71%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bethlehem's cost of living is 5.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bethlehem's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bethlehem's population is 74,892 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.85%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bethlehem is $148,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.50%. Check out the homes in the area.
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 1.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Bethlehem Real Estate.

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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 18018 18015 18016