Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 118,577 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
 
Males: 56,574  (47.7%)
Females: 62,003  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,655 (it was $32,016 in 2000)
Allentown:

$36,655
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,233 (it was $16,282 in 2000)

Allentown city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,700 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Allentown:

$120,700
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,440; Detached houses: $179,117; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,629; In 2-unit structures: $76,492; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,739; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,235; Mobile homes: $44,561

Median gross rent in 2013: $890.

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  • Races in Allentown, PA (2013)

    Allentown races chart
    • 56,16247.4%Hispanic
    • 44,87237.8%White alone
    • 12,04110.2%Black alone
    • 2,7742.3%Two or more races
    • 2,3332.0%Asian alone
    • 2700.2%Other race alone
    • 1250.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Allentown: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.3%), Irish (6.0%), Italian (4.7%), United States (2.6%), English (2.5%), Arab (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1867

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 6,685 people per square mile   (high).

Allentown,PA real estate house value index trend

Allentown, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Allentown:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allentown city:

  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

17,107 residents are foreign born (10.1% Latin America, 3.1% Asia).

This city:

14.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 136 registered sex offenders living in Allentown, Pennsylvania as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Allentown to the number of sex offenders is 875 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,542 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,173 (2.4%)

Allentown satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +5,602 (+4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,674 (34.3%)

Allentown household income distribution Allentown home values distribution

Crime rates in Allentown by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 89121121162016139101512
per 100,000 7.58.411.310.319.614.918.614.912.18.38.412.610.1
Rapes 46585151454220337267615464
per 100,000 43.154.247.948.042.139.218.630.767.161.851.545.353.7
Robberies 295294359360512684552497474460339374329
per 100,000 276.5274.5337.5338.6478.8638.7514.0463.0441.6424.1286.3313.4275.8
Assaults 269254219230285339277259190196237210223
per 100,000 252.1237.2205.9216.4266.5316.6257.9241.3177.0180.7200.2176.0187.0
Burglaries 1,1111,2121,1111,3891,3931,4331,3351,4231,4141,3271,1011,2481,263
per 100,000 1,041.41,131.61,044.51,306.61,302.71,338.21,243.11,325.81,317.51,223.3929.81,045.81,058.9
Thefts 3,0523,6153,8513,8613,9054,1313,4623,7383,3853,3453,0412,9872,724
per 100,000 2,860.83,375.33,620.53,631.93,651.83,857.63,223.63,482.63,153.93,083.72,568.22,503.12,283.8
Auto thefts 456502692530473495536492471417433368337
per 100,000 427.4468.7650.6498.6442.3462.2499.1458.4438.8384.4365.7308.4282.5
Arson 41815431563546272629191110
per 100,000 38.475.650.829.252.432.742.825.224.226.716.09.28.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 415.1453.3485.9493.3556.9617.0527.4523.9512.5481.5391.2398.8381.1

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Crime rate in Allentown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 234 (211 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

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Allentown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +968 (+0.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Allentown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Allentown, Pennsylvania average temperatures Allentown, Pennsylvania average precipitation Allentown, Pennsylvania humidity Allentown, Pennsylvania wind speed Allentown, Pennsylvania snowfall Allentown, Pennsylvania sunshine Allentown, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Allentown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 2% 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 239.0 miles away from Allentown 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 the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 283.3 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 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 Anoaʻi, Jr. - Professional wrestler, Dana Snyder - Stand-up comedian, Brian Knobs - Professional wrestler.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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 in Allentown:

  • ALLENTOWN OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1736 HAMILTON ST)
  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1600 HANOVER STREET)
  • DIAKON HOSPICE SAINT JOHN - ALLENTOWN (500 TILGHMAN STREET SUITE 157)
  • FAIRGROUNDS SURGICAL CENTER (400 N 17TH STREET SUITE 300)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1ST FLOOR, ANDERSON WING, CEDAR CREST BLVD & I-78)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES INC (1227 LIBERTY STREET)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1200 SOUTH CEDAR CREST BOULVARD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 421 CHEW STREET)
  • SURGICAL SPECIALTY CENTER AT COORDINATED HEALTH (Proprietary, 1503 CEDAR CREST BOULEVARD)
  • VISTING NURSES OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (1411 UNION BOULEVARD)

Airports and heliports located in Allentown:

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Colleges/Universities in Allentown:

  • Muhlenberg College (Full-time enrollment: 2,792; Location: 2400 Chew Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.muhlenberg.edu)
  • Cedar Crest College (FT enrollment: 1,242; Location: 100 College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cedarcrest.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown (FT enrollment: 571; Location: 5151 Tilghman St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • Pennsylvania School of Business (FT enrollment: 336; Location: 265 Lehigh St.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.psb.edu)
  • Metro Beauty Academy (FT enrollment: 204; Location: 4977 Medical Center Circle; Private, for-profit; Website: www.metrobeautyacademy.edu/)
  • The Vision Academy (FT enrollment: 98; Location: 1921 Union Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thevisionacademy.edu)
  • Welder Training and Testing Institute (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 729 E. Highland Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.welderinstitute.com)
  • International Academy of Medical Reflexology (FT enrollment: 2; Location: 2200 North Irving Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.reflexology.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Allentown:

  • Lehigh University (about 6 miles; Bethlehem, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,565)
  • DeSales University (about 7 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 9 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 10 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lafayette College (about 16 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 18 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Delaware Valley College (about 27 miles; Doylestown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,025)

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

Main business address in Allentown include: PPL ENERGY SUPPLY LLC (A), PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORP (B), AGERE SYSTEMS INC (C), PP&L TRANSITION BOND CO INC (D). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.229. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.229
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.03. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.15
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0147

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

ONTELAUNEE ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-24-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2014)
MILFORD JOES KWIK MART (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between DEC-24-2012 and JAN-24-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2013)
MORGANS RESTAURANT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SNOW RIDGE VILLAGE (Population served: 285, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2007), St Boil Water Order (JAN-03-2007), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-03-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
TRIVET FAMILY RESTAURANT I (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GEORGES OASIS (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-12-2011 and AUG-12-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ROUTE 309 EXXON (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EC WALDHEIM PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-18-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-18-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • PENNDOT SITE 41 REST AREA (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOCCOS SOUTH (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JORDAN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEHIGH CC CLUB HOUSE SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JERUSALEM WESTERN SALISBURY CH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEHIGH CC HALFWAY HOUSE SYS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WELLSPRING COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRUMPYS BAR B QUE ROADHOUSE (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 40.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 43.3% for other race residents, 43.5% for two or more races 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

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, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Allentown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • 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 below state average.
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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Allentown travel time to work - commute Allentown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Allentown:

(Allentown, Pennsylvania Neighborhood Map)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic68,21327
Mainline Protestant64,308126
Evangelical Protestant20,644106
Other19,77629
Orthodox2,6255
Black Protestant8543
None173,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 49$227,985$55,8330$0
Other Government Administration 22$114,344$62,3697$3,608
Judicial and Legal 6$30,451$60,9020$0
Police Protection - Officers 188$1,229,478$78,4770$0
Police - Other 55$230,183$50,22254$33,959
Firefighters 137$879,442$77,0310$0
Fire - Other 1$6,037$72,4441$1,222
Streets and Highways 52$223,293$51,5290$0
Health 64$325,700$61,06916$12,204
Solid Waste Management 19$74,106$46,8040$0
Sewerage 75$384,567$61,5310$0
Parks and Recreation 49$204,829$50,16232$9,979
Housing and Community Development(Local) 12$61,053$61,0530$0
Water Supply 44$210,346$57,3670$0
Other and Unallocable 51$224,035$52,7140$0
Totals for Government 824$4,425,849$64,454110$60,972

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,939,000 ($33.22)
    Sewerage: $1,329,000 ($11.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,070,000 ($9.02)
    Water Utilities: $932,000 ($7.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $533,000 ($4.49)
    General Public Buildings: $407,000 ($3.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($0.23)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $21,738,000 ($183.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,042,000 ($101.55)
    Water Utilities: $9,156,000 ($77.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,108,000 ($76.81)
    Sewerage: $8,450,000 ($71.26)
    Health - Other: $7,593,000 ($64.03)
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000 ($42.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,330,000 ($36.52)
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000 ($33.00)
    General Public Buildings: $3,829,000 ($32.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,585,000 ($21.80)
    Financial Administration: $2,366,000 ($19.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,990,000 ($16.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $444,000 ($3.74)
    Parking Facilities: $21,000 ($0.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $78,141,000 ($658.99)
    Corporate Bonds: $12,660,000 ($106.77)
    Benefit Payments: $11,102,000 ($93.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,972,000 ($33.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $216,000 ($1.82)
    Regular Highways: $215,000 ($1.81)
    Police Protection: $213,000 ($1.80)
    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 ($386.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,623,000 ($148.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,990,000 ($75.82)
    All Other: $5,800,000 ($48.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,285,000 ($10.84)
    Parking Facilities: $58,000 ($0.49)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,425,000 ($87.92)
    From Parent Local Government: $3,510,000 ($29.60)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,775,000 ($14.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,196,000 ($60.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $384,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,257,000 ($19.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $235,000 ($1.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $840,000 ($7.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $698,000 ($5.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000 ($0.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,551,000 ($122.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,237,000 ($35.73)
    Highways: $1,688,000 ($14.24)
    General Local Government Support: $66,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Property: $29,321,000 ($247.27)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $8,536,000 ($71.99)
    Individual Income: $7,448,000 ($62.81)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,458,000 ($20.73)
    Public Utility License: $925,000 ($7.80)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,330,000 ($1183.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,385,000 ($1091.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,945,000 ($92.30)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,369,000 ($28.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $26,154,000 ($220.57)
    Total Federal Securities: $12,897,000 ($108.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,833,000 ($82.93)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,386 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.31%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, PA  1.53% ($37,849 average AGI)
from Berks County, PA  0.32% ($41,851)
from Bucks County, PA  0.20% ($45,120)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($431 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.17%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, PA  1.42% ($39,568 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.29% ($39,625)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.20% ($29,815)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 66Number of bridges
  • 648m2,126ftTotal length
  • $36,000Total costs
  • 696,387Total average daily traffic
  • 35,561Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 5Before 1900
  • 51910-1919
  • 61920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 181980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22010-2012
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

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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 Bowling1Mazda1
AT&T2McDonald's6
Advance Auto Parts3New Balance2
Applebee's1Nike10
Arby's3Nissan1
Audi1Office 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
Chevrolet2RadioShack3
Chick-Fil-A1Red Robin2
Cinnabon 2Red Roof Inn1
Cold Stone Creamery2Rite Aid6
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DHL4SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza3Sears3
Dunkin Donuts16Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear1Staples2
Fashion Bug1Starbucks4
FedEx28Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway15
Foot Locker1Super 81
GNC5T-Mobile6
GameStop4T.G.I. Driday's1
Giant1Taco Bell2
H&R Block6Talbots1
Hilton2Target2
Holiday Inn4Toyota1
Home Depot1U-Haul12
Howard Johnson1UPS30
IHOP1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kmart2Walgreens4
Knights Inn1Walmart1
Kroger3Wendy's5
LA Fitness1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza2YMCA1

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  • #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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