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Population in 2012: 118,974 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 

Males: 57,121  (48.0%)
Females: 61,853  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  32.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.4 years

Zip codes: 18052, 18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18109.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,158 (it was $32,016 in 2000)
Allentown:

$36,158
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,735

Allentown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $129,600 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Allentown:

$129,600
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $156,432; Detached houses: $195,904; Townhouses or other attached units: $123,575; In 2-unit structures: $147,726; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,563; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,586; Mobile homes: $65,194

Median gross rent in 2012: $854.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 18102, 18103, 18104, 18106, 18109.

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  • White alone - 50,964 (43.2%)
  • Hispanic - 50,461 (42.8%)
  • Black alone - 11,336 (9.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2,452 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,384 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 200 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 224 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.01%)

Races in Allentown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Allentown: 101.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.0%), Irish (6.9%), Italian (5.7%), English (3.0%), Polish (2.8%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1867

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 6,707 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Allentown:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allentown city:

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

14,929 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America, 3.4% Asia).

This city:  13.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 138 registered sex offenders living in Allentown, Pennsylvania as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Allentown to the number of sex offenders is 862 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,868 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,005 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (45.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fullerton, PA (1.4 miles ), Dorneyville, PA (1.7 miles ), Cetronia, PA (1.7 miles ), Catasauqua borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Hokendauqua, PA (2.0 miles ), North Catasauqua borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Fountain Hill borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Emmaus borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 1998: 54 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 1999: 104 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2001: 74 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2004: 97 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2007: 87 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,000

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Latitude: 40.60 N, Longitude: 75.48 W

Allentown nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Truck Capital of the World, The Queen City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,689 (+3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,888 (39.0%)

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Crime rates in Allentown by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 9891211211620161391015
per 100,000 8.87.58.411.310.319.614.918.614.912.18.38.412.6
Rapes 40465851514542203372676154
per 100,000 39.043.154.247.948.042.139.218.630.767.161.851.545.3
Robberies 349295294359360512684552497474460339374
per 100,000 340.3276.5274.5337.5338.6478.8638.7514.0463.0441.6424.1286.3313.4
Assaults 290269254219230285339277259190196237210
per 100,000 282.8252.1237.2205.9216.4266.5316.6257.9241.3177.0180.7200.2176.0
Burglaries 1,1951,1111,2121,1111,3891,3931,4331,3351,4231,4141,3271,1011,248
per 100,000 1165.21041.41131.61044.51306.61302.71338.21243.11325.81317.51223.3929.81045.8
Thefts 3,0863,0523,6153,8513,8613,9054,1313,4623,7383,3853,3453,0412,987
per 100,000 3009.12860.83375.33620.53631.93651.83857.63223.63482.63153.93083.72568.22503.1
Auto thefts 547456502692530473495536492471417433368
per 100,000 533.4427.4468.7650.6498.6442.3462.2499.1458.4438.8384.4365.7308.4
Arson 53418154315635462726291911
per 100,000 51.738.475.650.829.252.432.742.825.224.226.716.09.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 464.0415.1453.3485.9493.3556.9617.1527.4523.9512.5481.5391.2398.9

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Crime rate in Allentown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 232 (210 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Allentown, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +968 (+0.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Allentown-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Allentown city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Allentown-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from Allentown center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Allentown center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lehigh County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Allentown topographic map

Birthplace of: Billy Kidman - Professional wrestler, Amanda Seyfried - Actress and model, John Kline (politician) - Politician, Michael Johns (executive) - Anti-communist, Michael Johns - (born 1964), business executive and former White House speechwriter to former President George H.W. Bush, Keith Jarrett - (born 1945), musician, Christine Taylor - (born 1971), Afa AnoaŹ»i, Jr. - Professional wrestler, Dana Snyder - Stand-up comedian, Brian Knobs - Professional wrestler.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Allentown: John Phillip Rilley.

Main business address for: PPL ENERGY SUPPLY LLC (ELECTRIC SERVICES), PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORP (ELECTRIC SERVICES), AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC /DE/ (INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMICALS), AGERE SYSTEMS INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), PENN TREATY AMERICAN CORP (ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE), PP&L TRANSITION BOND CO INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Allentown:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE ALLENTOWN (Dialysis Facility, 3136 HAMILTON STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SOUTH ALLENTOWN (Dialysis Facility, 2820 MITCHELL AVENUE)
  • ST. LUKES HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1736 HAMILTON STREET)
  • AT HOME, INC (Home Health Center, 415 BUSINESS PARK LANE)
  • BAYADA NURSES ALLENTOWN (Home Health Center, 317 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BLVD)
  • GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY VISITING NURSE ASSOC (Home Health Center, 501 NORTH 17TH STREET SUITE 200)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 881 MARCON BLVD SUITE 3700)
  • HUMAN TOUCH HOME HEALTH - ALLENTOWN (Home Health Center, 540 HAMILTON STREET)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 5925 TILGHMAN STREET SUITE 150)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 2166 SOUTH 12TH ST)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1255 S CEDAR CREST BLVD STE 1700)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1633 NORTH 26TH STREET)
  • REVOLUTIONARY HOME HEALTH SVC, LLC (Home Health Center, 1251 S CEDAR CREST BLVD SUITE 201A)
  • SACRED HEART VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, 2268 SOUTH 12TH STREET SUITE 404)
  • ALLENTOWN OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 1736 HAMILTON ST)
  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 1600 HANOVER STREET)
  • DIAKON HOSPICE SAINT JOHN - ALLENTOWN (Hospital, 500 TILGHMAN STREET SUITE 157)
  • FAIRGROUNDS SURGICAL CENTER (Hospital, 400 N 17TH STREET SUITE 300)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 850 SOUTH 5TH STREET GOOD SHEPHERD PLAZA)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 1ST FLOOR, ANDERSON WING, CEDAR CREST BLVD & I-78)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES INC (Hospital, 1227 LIBERTY STREET)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1200 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BOULVARD)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF ALLENTOWN (Hospital, 7310 TILGHMAN STREET SUITE 300)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 421 CHEW STREET)
  • SURGICAL SPECIALTY CENTER AT COORDINATED HEALTH (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1503 CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD)
  • VISTING NURSES OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (Hospital, 1411 UNION BOULEVARD)
  • WESTFIELD HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 4815 TILGHMAN STREET)
  • CEDARBROOK NURSING HOMES (Nursing Home, 350 S. CEDARBROOK ROAD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HME (Nursing Home, 6TH ST JOHNS ST)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HM LONG TERM CARE INC (Nursing Home, 6TH & ST JOHN STS)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME RAKER CENTER (Nursing Home, 601 ST JOHN STREET)
  • LEHIGH COUNTY HOME-CEDARBROOK (Nursing Home, 350 W CEDARBROOK ROAD)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL TSU (Nursing Home, 17TH & CHEW STS)
  • LIBERTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 535 NORTH 17TH STREET)
  • LUTHER CREST NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 800 HAUSMAN ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-ALLENTOWN (Nursing Home, 1265 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BLVD)
  • PARKWAY REST HOME (Nursing Home, 3599 BROADWAY)
  • PHOEBE ALLENTOWN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1925 TURNER STREET)
  • WESTMINSTER VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 803 NORTH WAHNETA ST)

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Local government website: www.allentownpa.org

Colleges/Universities in Allentown:

  • Muhlenberg College (Full-time enrollment: 2,352; Location: 2400 Chew Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.muhlenberg.edu)
  • Cedar Crest College (FT enrollment: 1,023; Location: 100 College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cedarcrest.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 894; Location: 5151 Tilghman St; Private, for-profit; Website: lincolntech.com)
  • Pennsylvania School of Business (FT enrollment: 232; Location: 406 W Hamilton St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.psb.edu)
  • The Vision Academy (FT enrollment: 65; Location: 1921 Union Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thevisionacademy.com)
  • Welder Training and Testing Institute (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 729 E Highland St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.welderinstitute.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Allentown:

  • Lehigh University (about 6 miles; Bethlehem, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,788)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 9 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 10 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,423)
  • Lafayette College (about 16 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 18 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Albright College (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus (about 32 miles; Blue Bell, PA; FT enrollment: 5,044)

Biggest public high schools in Allentown:

Private high schools in Allentown:

  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 913; Location: 301 N 4TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 1414 E CEDAR ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • KIDS PEACE SCHOOL-WASHINGTON BUILDING (Students: 153; Location: 1610 E EMMAUS AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Allentown:

  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 647; Location: 1040 FLEXER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL OF ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 210 N 18TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEHIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 297; Location: 1151 S CEDAR CREST BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 325 N 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 1035 W WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 934 HANOVER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 814 W LINDEN ST; Grades: PK - 2)
  • LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 154; Location: 855 N MAXWELL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 219 WSUSQUEHANNA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER KINDERGARTEN (Students: 132; Location: 702 N 22ND ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Allentown, map of school districts: ALLENTOWN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, PARKLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Allentown:

  • ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,598,765; Location: 1210 HAMILTON ST; 270,946 books; 9,884 audio materials; 6,762 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 393 print serial subscriptions)
  • PARKLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $989,643; Location: 4422 WALBERT AVENUE; 69,077 books; 5,165 audio materials; 3,637 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • DeSales University, formerly Allentown College, should be added to the site
  • The Allentown Christian School, 3436 Winchester Road has permanently closed as of August 31, 2004. Any questions may be directed to the church office at (610) 398-3222. wmccoy at calvarytempleallentown.org
  • DeSales University, formerly Allentown College, should be added to the site
  • Allentown Business School is now Lehigh Valley College. It is located in Center Valley, PA. http://www.lehighvalley.edu

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Notable locations in Allentown: Allentown Golf Course (A), East Penn Yards (B), Allentown Shopping Plaza (C), East Pennsylvania Junction (D), Lehigh Valley Dairies (E), Allentown Emergency Medical Services / Central Fire Department (F), Tompkins College Center (G), The Rodale Aquatic Center for Civic Health (H), The Miller Family Building (I), The Dorothy Rider Pool Science Center (J), The Administration Building (K), Steinbright Hall (L), President's House - Cedar Crest College (M), Lees Hall (N), Hartzel Hall (O), Cressman Library (P), Butz Hall (Q), East Side Fire Station (R), Fearless Fire Station (S), Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mountainville Shopping Center (1), Allen Street Shopping Center (2), Parkway Shopping Center (3), Hamilton Mall (4), Fifteenth and Allen Streets Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Allentown include: Church of the Nativity (A), Faith Church (B), Emmanuel Church (C), Boulevard Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West End Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Memorial Park (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Highland Cemetery (4), Saint Marks Cemetery (5), Greenwood Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: South Mountain Reservoir (A), Lake Muhlenberg (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Jordan Creek (A), Trout Creek (B), Cedar Creek (C), Little Lehigh Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Allentown include: Jordan Park (1), South Mountain Park (2), Bicentennial (3), John Valeniz Park (4), Ruhe Park (5), Trexler Memorial Park (6), Cedar Creek Park (7), South Mountain Park (8), Trout Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: America On Wheels (Museums; 718 West Hamilton Street) (1), Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (Water Parks & Slides; 3830 Dorney Park Rd.) (2), Claussville One-Room Schoolhouse (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2917 State Highway 100) (3), Haines Mill Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3600 Dorney Park Road) (4), Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom - Amusement Water-Park- Group Sales (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3830 Dorney Park Road) (5), A MF Parkway Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1630 South 12th Street) (6), AAA Amusement & Vending CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 735 Quincy Street) (7), Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom - Amusement-Water Park- Group Sales (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3830 Dorney Park Road) (8), Cricket Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4550 Hamilton Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Four Points By Sheraton Hotel And Suites (3400 Airport Rd) (1), Budget Inn (731 Hausman Road) (2), Four Seasons at Farmington (6995 Farmington Drive) (3), City Airport Road Motel (1117 North Irving Street) (4), Days Inn Conference Center (Routes 22 & 309 North) (5), Budget Inn Allentown (731 Hausman Road) (6), Crowne Plaza (904 Hamilton Street) (7), Coachaus Inn (107 North 8th Street) (8), Hampton Inn (7471 Keebler Way) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - Federal Court- Eastern District of Pa- Judicial Offi (504 West Hamilton Street) (1), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (504 West Hamilton Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Lehigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.6. This is about average.
City:

37.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.459. This is worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.459
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.21. This is worse than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.21
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.6. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.6
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Allentown and their reported violations in the past:

ALLENTOWN CITY BUREAU OF WATER (Population served: 105200, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2000)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CEDARBROOK WATER SYS (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and JUL-25-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
JORDAN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
COUNTRY CLUB GARDENS (Population served: 268, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2004 and MAR-25-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAR-25-2005)
  • One regular monitoring violation
FOGELSVILLE SHELL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
IRON LAKES COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2006), St Site Visit (enforcement) (APR-28-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2006), St Site Visit (enforcement) (APR-28-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
KING GEORGE INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GRACE COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Allentown that have no violations reported:

  • LEHIGH CC HALFWAY HOUSE SYS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEHIGH CC CLUBHOUSE SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GEORGE'S OASIS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FEASTA ITALIANO (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.4%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for other race residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Allentown, PA

People in group quarters in Allentown in 2010:

  • 2,401 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,083 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 885 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 279 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 114 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 103 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 84 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 71 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 39 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Allentown in 2000:

  • 2,113 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,027 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 880 people in nursing homes
  • 223 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 222 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 153 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 108 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 106 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 99 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 56 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 53 people in halfway houses
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 12 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Allentown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Allentown, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Stabler Arena. Capacity: 5,600.

Banks with most branches in Allentown (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 16 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • National Penn Bank: Emmaus Avenue Branch, Downtown Allentown (At Ppl Plaza) Br, Crest Plaza, South Whitehall Office, Fourth Street Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Cedar Point Branch, Tilghman Street Branch, Lehigh St Branch, Fogelsville Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: 19th And Tilghman Branch, Trexlertown/Lower Macungie Branch, South Whitehall Roma Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley: Cedar Crest Blvd. Branch, Tilghman Branch, Trexlertown Marketplace Branch. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $576.1 mil, Deposits: $482.5 mil, headquarters in Bethlehem, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Embassy Bancorp, Inc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Hamilton Boulevard Branch, Lehigh Street Branch, Fairgrounds Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Dorneyville Branch, Allentown Branch, Cedar Crest Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cedar Crest Branch, South Allentown Branch, Tilghman Square Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Susquehanna Bank: Hamilton Mall Branch, Tilghman Street Branch, Airport Road Branch. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • 10 other banks with 14 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • Walp's Guest House, Airport Rd At Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103 , Phone: (610) 437-4841
  • Econo Lodge, 2115 Downyflake Ln, Allentown, PA 18103 , Phone: (610) 797-2200, Fax: (610) 797-2818
  • Allentown Hilton Hotel, 904 Hamilton Mall, Allentown, PA 18101 , Phone: (610) 433-2221
  • Comfort Inn Allentown, 7625 Imperial Way, Allentown, PA 18106 , Phone: (610) 391-0344, Fax: (610) 391-0974
  • Comfort Suites, 3712 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103 , Phone: (610) 437-9100, Fax: (610) 437-0221
  • Days Inn, 2622 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA 18103 , Phone: (610) 797-1234
  • Hampton Inn Allentown, 7471 Keebler Way, Allentown, PA 18106 , Phone: (610) 391-1500, Fax: (610) 391-0386
  • Red Roof Inn, 1846 Catasaqua Rd, Allentown, PA 18103 , Phone: (215) 264-5404, Fax: (610) 264-7618
  • 16 other hotels and motels
All 24 fire-safe hotels and motels in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Allentown travel time to work - commute


Allentown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Allentown city (based on Lehigh County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.56%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents46.7%19.9%15.2%2.8%2.6%
Congregations11.6%23.3%21.6%2.6%4.3%
NameJewishEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodMoravian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.4%1.3%1.1%1.0%7.1%
Congregations1.7%3.0%3.9%2.2%25.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Lehigh County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Lehigh County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Lehigh County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 253
Here:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lehigh County:

26.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.1%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 54$214,654$47,7011$1,331
Other Government Administration 36$129,501$43,1670$0
Judicial and Legal 6$31,089$62,1780$0
Police Protection - Officers 221$1,044,048$56,6900$0
Police - Other 53$174,783$39,57451$53,063
Firefighters 144$692,372$57,6980$0
Fire - Other 1$3,613$43,3561$1,331
Streets and Highways 68$234,552$41,3920$0
Health 77$273,734$42,6601$2,156
Solid Waste Management 23$81,170$42,3500$0
Sewerage 92$384,668$50,1740$0
Parks and Recreation 48$162,414$40,6041$1,738
Housing and Community Development(Local) 36$139,164$46,3880$0
Water Supply 84$295,201$42,1720$0
Other and Unallocable 17$59,419$41,9431$1,738
Totals for Government 960$3,920,382$49,00556$61,357

Allentown government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,939,000 ($33.11)
    Sewerage: $1,329,000 ($11.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,070,000 ($8.99)
    Water Utilities: $932,000 ($7.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $533,000 ($4.48)
    General Public Buildings: $407,000 ($3.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($0.23)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $21,738,000 ($182.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,042,000 ($101.22)
    Water Utilities: $9,156,000 ($76.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,108,000 ($76.55)
    Sewerage: $8,450,000 ($71.02)
    Health - Other: $7,593,000 ($63.82)
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000 ($42.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,330,000 ($36.39)
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000 ($32.89)
    General Public Buildings: $3,829,000 ($32.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,585,000 ($21.73)
    Financial Administration: $2,366,000 ($19.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,990,000 ($16.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $444,000 ($3.73)
    Parking Facilities: $21,000 ($0.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $78,141,000 ($656.79)
    Corporate Bonds: $12,660,000 ($106.41)
    Benefit Payments: $11,102,000 ($93.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,972,000 ($33.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($1.82)
    Regular Highways: $215,000 ($1.81)
    Police Protection: $213,000 ($1.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($1.13)
    Sewerage: $114,000 ($0.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($0.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($0.29)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,883,000 ($385.66)

Allentown government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,623,000 ($148.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,990,000 ($75.56)
    All Other: $5,800,000 ($48.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,285,000 ($10.80)
    Parking Facilities: $58,000 ($0.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,425,000 ($87.62)
    From Parent Local Government: $3,510,000 ($29.50)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,775,000 ($14.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,196,000 ($60.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $384,000 ($3.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,257,000 ($18.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $235,000 ($1.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $840,000 ($7.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000 ($5.87)
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000 ($0.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,551,000 ($122.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,237,000 ($35.61)
    Highways: $1,688,000 ($14.19)
    General Local Government Support: $66,000 ($0.55)
  • Tax - Property: $29,321,000 ($246.45)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,536,000 ($71.75)
    Individual Income: $7,448,000 ($62.60)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,458,000 ($20.66)
    Public Utility License: $925,000 ($7.77)

Allentown government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,330,000 ($1179.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,385,000 ($1087.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,945,000 ($91.99)

Allentown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,369,000 ($28.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $26,154,000 ($219.83)
    Total Federal Securities: $12,897,000 ($108.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,833,000 ($82.65)

6.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Northampton County, PA  1.76% ($36,401 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.30% ($51,494)
from Berks County, PA  0.28% ($39,105)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($517 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Northampton County, PA  1.64% ($41,431 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.39% ($42,520)
to Carbon County, PA  0.24% ($31,763)

Strongest AM radio stations in Allentown:

  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WHOL (1600 AM; 1 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY B/CING ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Allentown:

  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMUH (91.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE)
  • WXLV (90.3 FM; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Owner: LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Allentown:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Allentown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 66
Total length: 648 meters (2,126ft)
Total costs: $36,000
Total average daily traffic: 696,387
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,561

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 5
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 6
  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 12
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 18
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Allentown, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 206 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Allentown)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Allentown, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 435 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Allentown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Allentown)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED553$135,398354$122,5341,193$130,951188$41,78714$1,107,143175$97,1493$35,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$130,92315$121,200143$130,13326$20,7693$656,00011$91,7270$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED97$131,50563$101,984848$126,800148$30,2573$173,66797$102,7423$26,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN66$128,25837$127,703337$134,37718$63,3331$18,906,00027$92,6671$157,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS39$132,1038$88,25097$118,91819$45,6320$09$58,8890$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Allentown, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$143,81626$167,6151$36,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$127,18211$157,2731$41,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$180,75014$141,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$190,6002$132,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$129,5001$92,0002$133,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Allentown


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Allentown, PA

Most common first names in Allentown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,62275.2 years
Mary1,49581.9 years
William1,22774.2 years
Anna1,11382.1 years
Helen1,00080.8 years
Joseph99974.7 years
Charles94876.6 years
Robert94272.4 years
George78175.5 years
Margaret70080.0 years
Most common last names in Allentown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller65476.9 years
Smith49277.8 years
Snyder35679.5 years
Moyer25379.8 years
Roth19779.0 years
Williams19076.5 years
Brown15075.8 years
Wagner14377.4 years
Ritter14078.1 years
Jones13379.7 years
Businesses in Allentown, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5MasterBrand Cabinets6
AMF Bowling1McDonald's6
AT&T2New Balance2
Applebee's1Nike10
Arby's3Office Depot1
AutoZone4On The Border1
Avenue1Outback1
BMW1Outback Steakhouse1
Baskin-Robbins2Panera Bread3
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza2
Best Western1Payless2
Blockbuster4Penske2
Budget Car Rental2Pizza Hut3
Burger King2Popeyes1
CVS9Quality1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack3
Cinnabon 2Red Robin2
Cold Stone Creamery2Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid6
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
DHL4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza3Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts16Sears3
Econo Lodge1Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Staples2
FedEx28Starbucks4
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway15
Foot Locker1Super 81
GNC5T-Mobile6
GameStop4T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block6Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn4Talbots1
Home Depot1Target2
Howard Johnson1U-Haul12
IHOP1UPS30
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless4
KFC1Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kmart2Walgreens4
Knights Inn1Walmart1
Kroger3Wendy's5
LA Fitness1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Allentown, PA


Allentown on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 (18103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Syrian first ancestries"
  • #36 (18103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Pennsylvania German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 (18104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #69 (18052) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 (18052) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Austrian first ancestries"
  • #98 (18103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other West Indian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Eduardo Abreu (28)
  • Dragan Veskovic (24)
  • Dale N. Seed (23)
  • Andy Haishung Tsou (17)
  • Victor Krachkovsky (15)
  • Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov (14)
  • Xiao-An Wang (14)
  • Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. (13)
  • Michael W. Pessina (13)
  • Jongseung Park (13)

Total of 1107 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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