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Amherst, MA vs Allentown, PA

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Highlights
- Household income in Allentown, is 23% less than it is in Amherst and is 50% below the National Average.
- Amherst unemployment rate is 3.80%.
- Allentown unemployment rate is 6.30%.


Economy
 Amherst, MAAllentown, PAUnited States
 3.8%6.3%3.7%
 3.6%0.5%1.6%
 38.5%23.8%33.5%
 6.3%6.0%6.2%
 5.1%4.4%4.6%
     $20,336$19,024$31,177
 $50,203$38,522$57,652
 $94,449$41,892$70,850
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 Est. Households By Income
 Amherst, MAAllentown, PAUnited States
 19.6%19.2%11.5%
 5.6%7.5%4.8%
 9.1%12.7%9.7%
 9.8%12.0%9.3%
 5.7%8.9%8.5%
 6.0%8.4%7.7%
 5.7%11.0%9.9%
 10.6%10.1%12.3%
 12.6%7.1%14.1%
 7.8%1.7%5.8%
 7.5%1.3%6.3%
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 Population By Occupation
 Amherst, MAAllentown, PAUnited States
 10.9%7.7%15.1%
 5.8%2.6%5.6%
 1.7%1.7%1.7%
 0.5%0.6%1.1%
 16.8%3.8%6.0%
 3.3%1.1%2.0%
 2.9%3.6%5.9%
 2.7%5.0%2.4%
 2.4%1.1%2.2%
 11.2%5.6%5.8%
 2.8%5.8%3.9%
 7.4%4.1%3.7%
 23.9%24.8%23.5%
 0.3%0.3%0.7%
 2.8%6.7%8.2%
 4.8%25.3%12.2%

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Reviews for Amherst    4 Reviews
Expensive and aging - 5/12/2013
Be prepared to find lots of old houses with poor insulation and old technology. They are expensive to buy and more expensive to maintained. The use of heating oil is... Read More

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Great Place - 11/20/2012
Amazing place to live, liberal area, alot of things going... Read More

Great Little University City - 11/6/2008
This place is great if you're in academia! Little bit expensive... Read More

Reviews for Allentown    23 Reviews
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

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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

Great Place to Live - 4/26/2009
Allentown is a great place to live and raise a family. We have lived in in a historic house in center city for the last 12 years and just love it. We have two children... Read More

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18102 18103 18104 18109 18101 18105

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