Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

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Population

75,240

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Median Income

$46,902

Median 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
 $474,900 
3301 Linden St
Bed 6 | Bath 3 | 2770 SqFt
 $300,000 
2101 Sonoma Dr
Bed 6 | Bath 0 | 2770 SqFt
 $350,000 
3772 Wilhelm Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 780 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

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%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bethlehem's cost of living is 1.90% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living 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 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.65%. 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 $169,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.29%. 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. More Education


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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

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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NEW LISTINGS IN BETHLEHEM
$474,900
3301 Linden St
Bed 6 | Bath 3

$300,000
2101 Sonoma Dr
Bed 6 | Bath 0

$350,000
3772 Wilhelm Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$199,900
528 S Clewell St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$209,900
610 Leibert St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$182,900
1321 Jeter Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$175,000
1724 Broadway
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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