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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area


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2022 population: 871,229   ( 50,056 from 2010)
Land area: 1453.0 square miles
Population density: 599.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:600,187 68.89% 7.1%
Black:50,3595.78% 44.2%
Indian:1,1350.13% 16.1%
Asian:28,8653.31% 41.8%
2+ races:14,4601.66% 26.4%
Hispanic:176,22320.23% 65.3%
Total non-White:271,04231.11% 54.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:18,851 10.9
Deaths:22,21912.9
Net Migration: 9,1195.3
Net Immigration: 3,6482.1
Change in White population:-45,554 -5.5
Change in Non-White pop.:95,610 11.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
821,173
645,74178.64%
34,9174.25%
9780.12%
20,3492.48%
11,4371.39%
106,59812.98%
175,43221.36%

2000
740,395
646,83487.36%
18,8552.55%
7910.11%
11,6801.58%
7,1420.96%
54,3587.34%
93,56112.64%

1990
686,688
637,21892.80%
12,7531.86%
6870.10%
7,6471.11%
n/a
28,3834.13%
49,4707.20%

1980
635,481
608,01695.68%
8,6271.36%
3230.05%
3,2630.51%
n/a
14,9542.35%
27,4654.32%

1970
594,124
578,10997.30%
6,4161.08%
1870.03%
7360.12%
n/a
8,2661.39%
16,015 2.70%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
84,386 11.4
68,5829.3
46,3496.3
16,1812.2
-1,093 -0.1
81,871 11.1
1990's
NumberRate
87,057 12.7
69,13510.1
9,9991.5
8,5651.2
9,616 1.4
44,091 6.4
1980's
NumberRate
84,520 13.3
62,973 9.9
33,003 5.2
n/a
29,202 4.6
22,005 3.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
16,867 2.8
n/a
29,907 5.0
11,450 1.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.2
179,533 20.6%
691,696 79.4%
159,333 18.3%
333,576
2.52
223,080 66.9%
165,454 74.2%
20,592 9.2%
110,496 33.1%

2010
NumberPercent
40.6
187,005 22.8%
634,168 77.2%
125,146 15.2%
315,712
2.53
215,266 68.2%
163,706 76.0%
20,912 9.7%
100,446 31.8%

2000
NumberPercent
38.3
176,277 23.8%
564,118 76.2%
115,304 15.6%
285,982
2.51
197,891 69.2%
159,475 80.6%
15,298 7.7%
88,091 30.8%

1990
NumberPercent
35.4
159,493 23.2%
527,195 76.8%
104,419 15.2%
259,034
2.58
188,241 72.7%
156,926 83.4%
11,430 6.1%
70,793 27.3%

1980
NumberPercent
33.1
161,459 25.4%
474,022 74.6%
82,204 12.9%
230,559
2.69
174,536 75.7%
150,022 86.0%
9,759 5.6%
56,023 24.3%

2022 Housing Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units358,340 
Median Value$257,500 
Occupied333,57693.1%
Vacant24,7646.9%
Owned230,15169.0%
Rented103,42531.0%
Median Rent$1,240 
Single-Family Units277,24277.4%
    Detached202,45156.5%
    Attached74,79120.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units44,04212.3%
Mobile Homes7,4872.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00011,2763.4%
$10,000 to $14,99910,8263.2%
$15,000 to $19,99910,2333.1%
$20,000 to $24,99911,8493.6%
$25,000 to $29,99912,0663.6%
$30,000 to $34,99912,5753.8%
$35,000 to $39,99911,5813.5%
$40,000 to $44,99912,4803.7%
$45,000 to $49,99912,2423.7%
$50,000 to $59,99925,0157.5%
$60,000 to $74,99929,1268.7%
$75,000 to $99,99944,60013.4%
$100,000 to $124,99936,15910.8%
$125,000 to $149,99926,2677.9%
$150,000 to $199,99933,0379.9%
$200,000 or more34,24410.3%
Median Household Income79,094 
Per Capita Income41,176 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.98 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI16,9505.1%
Public Assistance11,2923.4%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps44,15313.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed327,28474.2%
Unemployed16,9993.9%
In Armed Forces2710.1%
Total Labor Force344,55478.1%
Not in Labor Force96,44021.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 25.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector168,217134,45155.6%
Non-Profit15,99334,02832.0%
Self-Employed21,17110,42367.0%
Local Government12,02215,96743.0%
State Government4,7034,33052.1%
Federal Government3,2841,74765.3%
Total Private + Self189,388144,87456.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.36,00256,07239.1%
Total225,390200,94652.9%
Pct. Govt.9.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts64,24215.1%
Sales and Office Occupations85,57920.1%
Professional, Technical100,33323.5%
Service Occupations70,66916.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,2110.3%
All others105,95324.8%
White Collar 58.6%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance71,13345.6%
Manufacturing55,63435.7%
Retail trade48,47331.1%
Educational services41,02626.3%
Transportation and warehousing29,66919.0%
Construction24,65015.8%
Professional, scientific, technical24,40615.7%
Accommodation and food services23,79915.3%
Other services19,52412.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.16,35310.5%
Finance and insurance16,20410.4%
Wholesale trade13,3028.5%
Public administration12,5668.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation9,4166.0%
Information7,4954.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing5,7253.7%
Utilities4,3492.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,1441.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction5310.3%
Management3770.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican12,6301.46%
Puerto Rican80,6729.35%
Cuban2,9340.34%
Dominican34,1323.95%
Total Central American8,6761.01%
Costa Rican9180.11%
Guatemalan2,3560.27%
Honduran2,3020.27%
Nicaraguan4410.05%
Panamanian5660.07%
Salvadoran2,0240.23%
Other Central American690.01%
Total South American16,7201.94%
Argentinean5550.06%
Bolivian940.01%
Chilean6670.08%
Colombian5,7470.67%
Ecuadorian5,0920.59%
Paraguayan190.00%
Peruvian2,5860.30%
Uruguayan5660.07%
Venezuelan1,0060.12%
Other South American3880.04%
Other Hispanic8,0760.94%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian8,5480.99%
Chinese6,0090.70%
Filipino2,0650.24%
Vietnamese2,0510.24%
Korean1,9810.23%
Cambodian5900.07%
Japanese4450.05%
Burmese3900.05%
Taiwanese2030.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English668,89181.7%
Spanish101,08112.4%
Other Indo-European13,4351.6%
Arabic6,8460.8%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic5,5580.7%
Chinese5,2120.6%
Other Asian4,0290.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun3,3380.4%
German, other Germanic3,2270.4%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German190,99122.1%
Irish106,52012.3%
Italian99,16211.5%
English53,8576.2%
American48,1015.6%
Polish39,0474.5%
Pennsylvania German20,2292.3%
Slovak16,1091.9%
Hungarian15,6341.8%
Dutch14,0791.6%
French10,9091.3%
Welsh9,8781.1%
Ukrainian9,8631.1%
European9,4431.1%
Russian8,9261.0%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen826,09895.7%
Not a citizen37,0684.3%
Native775,83989.9%
Foreign-born87,32710.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
18,815 3.1%33,619 5.6%201,640 33.5%156,737 26.0%120,157 19.9%71,601 11.9%
  Average years of education: 13.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 18,815 3.1%
9-12 Years 33,619 5.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 201,640 33.5%
Some College 156,737 26.0%
Bach. Degree 120,157 19.9%
Grad Degree 71,601 11.9%
Average years of education: 13.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 706,264 668,934 37,330 5.3%
1991 710,170 663,712 46,458 6.5%
1992 713,492 660,178 53,314 7.5%
1993 708,880 662,434 46,446 6.6%
1994 706,262 663,588 42,674 6.0%
1995 706,114 666,494 39,620 5.6%
1996 717,914 677,448 40,466 5.6%
1997 732,686 696,508 36,178 4.9%
1998 737,946 704,480 33,466 4.5%
1999 747,940 716,434 31,506 4.2%
2000 772,746 743,868 28,878 3.7%
2001 786,776 752,586 34,190 4.3%
2002 794,680 751,348 43,332 5.5%
2003 796,620 751,500 45,120 5.7%
2004 803,552 761,362 42,190 5.3%
2005 815,102 775,160 39,942 4.9%
2006 828,610 789,872 38,738 4.7%
2007 834,862 797,120 37,742 4.5%
2008 845,524 798,290 47,234 5.6%
2009 845,978 773,204 72,774 8.6%
2010 836,652 761,134 75,518 9.0%
2011 843,806 771,954 71,852 8.5%
2012 856,654 785,150 71,504 8.3%
2013 855,164 790,482 64,682 7.6%
2014 853,080 800,260 52,820 6.2%
2015 861,390 814,550 46,840 5.4%
2016 873,088 827,954 45,134 5.2%
2017 870,886 827,642 43,244 5.0%
2018 875,518 835,198 40,320 4.6%
2019 888,002 848,174 39,828 4.5%
2020 875,150 794,436 80,714 9.2%
2021 899,874 845,334 54,540 6.1%
2022 905,820 867,306 38,514 4.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com