Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

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Population

75,466

+0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.4%

Median Income

$46,902

Median Home Price

$263,200

Median Age

35.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 5.1

summer / winter

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. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Bethlehem, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: 18017 18015 18018 18016
Cost of Living: -9.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

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Bethlehem, PA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Strategic location
Affordable housing
Attractive downtown
Cons
Economic cycles
Some unattractive areas
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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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bethlehem is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethlehem jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bethlehem's cost of living is 9.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bethlehem's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Northampton county flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.6% to 48.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bethlehem's population is 75,466 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. 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 Bethlehem is Real Estate: $263,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Bethlehem

It's a good time to buy in Bethlehem. Home Appreciation is up 19.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bethlehem is $263,200.
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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

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