Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Population

832,790

+2.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.3%

Median Income

$58,681

Median Home Price

$195,600

United States / Pennsylvania / Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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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.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County:
Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Allentown, Bethlehem, 116 total
Zip Codes: 18102, 18103, 18104, 18042, 18017, 18015, 18018, 18052, 18045, 18064, 68 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

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
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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 832,790 people. Since 2010, 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: $195,600. 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 5.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is $195,600.

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MAPS OF ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
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ZIP CODES IN ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM-EASTON METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
18102, 18103, 18104, 18042, 18017, 18015, 18018, 18052, 18045, 18064, 68 total

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