Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Population

846,399

+2.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.3%

Median Income

$58,681

Median Home Price

$261,600

Median Age

41.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area, 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 the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Pennsylvania
County:
Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area
City: Allentown, Bethlehem, 116 total
Zip Codes: 18102, 18103, 18104, 18042, 18017, 18015, 18018, 18052, 18064, 18045, 68 total
Cost of Living: -2.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, 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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area's cost of living is 2.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area remained slightly Republican, 49.6% to 48.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area's population is 846,399 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is Real Estate: $261,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%.

SCHOOLS
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area public schools spend $15,789 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

It's a good time to buy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton. Home Appreciation is up 18.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is $261,600.
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ZIP CODES IN ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
18102, 18103, 18104, 18042, 18017, 18015, 18018, 18052, 18064, 18045, 68 total

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