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Population in 2012: 75,103 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 

Males: 36,084  (48.0%)
Females: 39,019  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  34.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.4 years

Zip codes: 18015, 18016, 18017, 18018, 18020, 18055.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,014 (it was $35,815 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$41,014
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,245

Bethlehem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,000 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$168,000
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $188,649; Detached houses: $212,379; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,375; In 2-unit structures: $172,415; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,021; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $364,313; Mobile homes: $124,586

Median gross rent in 2012: $812.

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  • White alone - 46,983 (62.0%)
  • Hispanic - 19,474 (25.7%)
  • Black alone - 5,389 (7.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,999 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,497 (2.0%)
  • Other race alone - 324 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethlehem: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (18.2%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (8.5%), English (4.7%), Hungarian (3.6%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1917

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 19.3 square miles.

Population density: 3,900 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bethlehem:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethlehem city:

  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

4,466 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 2.0% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

This city:  6.1%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethlehem to the number of sex offenders is 1,417 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,230 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,113 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (45.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Freemansburg borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Fountain Hill borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Hellertown borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Catasauqua borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Fullerton, PA (2.3 miles ), Allentown, PA (2.4 miles ), North Catasauqua borough, PA (2.4 miles ), DeSales University, PA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $58,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $355,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $363,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $361,600
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $362,000
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $132,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 75.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -31,813 (-42.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,990 (37.7%)

Area codes: 610, 484

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Crime rates in Bethlehem by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 342112601032
per 100,000 4.25.62.81.41.42.88.20.01.40.04.02.7
Rapes 131431202417241216181719
per 100,000 18.319.643.327.833.023.432.916.522.124.422.625.2
Robberies 93769894831141001079611097121
per 100,000 130.7106.5136.8130.7114.0157.1137.2147.5132.7149.4129.0160.5
Assaults 1131551147511513514010610610610296
per 100,000 158.8217.2159.1104.3157.9186.0192.0146.1146.5144.0135.6127.3
Burglaries 511427398337400409439399365445371377
per 100,000 717.9598.3555.5468.5549.4563.5602.1550.1504.5604.3493.2500.1
Thefts 1,5611,6331,6161,4601,6401,7001,7211,8851,4431,5221,4051,488
per 100,000 2193.22288.32255.62029.92252.42342.32360.52598.71994.52067.01867.81973.8
Auto thefts 1541631591681551921281381241028683
per 100,000 216.4228.4221.9233.6212.9264.5175.6190.2171.4138.5114.3110.1
Arson 1436125665131245
per 100,000 19.74.28.416.76.98.38.26.918.016.35.36.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 257.6262.4268.6225.0248.5271.6282.0252.5225.6236.9217.2229.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 176 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -689 (-1.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bethlehem-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Bethlehem city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 21.2 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethlehem-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% 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 40.4 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 39.1 miles away from Bethlehem 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 14.2 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 57.4 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 77.4 miles away from Bethlehem center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.9 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 Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, 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).
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Birthplace of: Brick Bronsky - Actor, Donald Johnson - Tennis player, May Yohé - Singer, John E. Madden - Businessman, Jonathan Frakes - (born 1952), actor & director, Pete Carril - Basketball player-coach, John Spagnola - Player of football, Edward Rondthaler - Centenarian, Allen Appel - Novelist, Jimmy DeGrasso - Heavy metal drummer.

Main business address for: KNBT BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bethlehem:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BETHLEHEM (Dialysis Facility, 2014 CITY LINE ROAD, SUITE 200)
  • ST. LUKES OUTPATIENT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1425 8TH AVENUE)
  • RX HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 207 WEST BROAD ST)
  • ST LUKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1510 VALLEY CTR PKWY STE 200)
  • COORDINATED HEALTH ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2310 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2855 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2545 SCHOENERSVILLE RD 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL - MUHLENBERG (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2545 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL BETHLEHEM (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 801 OSTRUM STREET)
  • BLOUGH HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 316 EAST MARKET STREET)
  • COUNTRY MEADOWS NURSING CENTER OF BETHLEHEM (Nursing Home, 4025 GREEN POND ROAD)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME-BETHLEHEM (Nursing Home, 2855 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • HOLY FAMILY MANOR (Nursing Home, 1200 SPRING STREET)
  • KIRKLAND VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 2335 MADISON AVENUE)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB I (Nursing Home, WESTGATE DR CATASAUQUA RD)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB II (Nursing Home, 2029 WESTGATE DRIVE)
  • LEHIGH CO HOME FOUNTAIN HILL ANNEX (Nursing Home, 724 DELAWARE AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-BETHLEHEM (2029) (Nursing Home, 2029 WESTGATE DRIVE)
  • MORAVIAN VILLAGE OF BETHLEHEM (Nursing Home, 634 EAST BROAD STREET)
  • ST LUKES TCU (Nursing Home, 801 OSTRUM STREET)

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Local government website: www.cityofbethlehem.org

Colleges/Universities in Bethlehem:

  • Lehigh University (Full-time enrollment: 5,788; Location: 27 Memorial Drive West; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lehigh.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (FT enrollment: 5,423; Location: 3835 Green Pond Rd; Public; Website: www.northampton.edu)
  • Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary (FT enrollment: 1,585; Location: 1200 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.moravian.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing (FT enrollment: 134; Location: 801 Ostrum Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.slhn-lehighvalley.org)
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (FT enrollment: 131; Location: 31 S Commerce Way - Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV; Private, for-profit; Website: www.triangle-tech.edu)
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices (FT enrollment: 3; Location: 544 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: iirp.org; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bethlehem:

  • Muhlenberg College (about 8 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,352)
  • Lafayette College (about 11 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus (about 32 miles; Blue Bell, PA; FT enrollment: 5,044)
  • Centenary College (about 33 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,358)

Biggest public high schools in Bethlehem:

Private high schools in Bethlehem:

  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY (Students: 800; Location: 4313 GREEN POND RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 784; Location: 2133 MADISON AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CENTENNIAL SCHOOL LEHIGH UNIV (Students: 68; Location: 2196 AVE C; Grades: 2 - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Bethlehem:

  • NOTRE DAME OF BETHLEHEM SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 1835 CATASAUQUA RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY LOWER SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 422 HECKEWELDER PL; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 3221 SANTEE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 3100 HECKTOWN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 1814 2ND ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY INFANCY SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 127 E 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 133; Location: 1550 VALLEY CENTER PKWY # 200; Grades: PK - TK)
  • KIDS PEACE BROADWAY SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 1620 BROADWAY; Grades: 4 - 10)
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 1240 E 4TH ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF THE LEE HIGH VALLEY (Students: 47; Location: 1414 PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bethlehem, School District: BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Bethlehem:

  • BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,285,225; Location: 11 WEST CHURCH ST; 180,092 books; 15,781 audio materials; 12,862 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 320 print serial subscriptions; 19 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The website listed does not exist. The website for the city of Bethlehem is actually http://www.bethlehem-pa.gov

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Notable locations in Bethlehem: Allen Junction (A), Stoke Park (B), Lehigh Valley Industrial Park (C), Bethlehem City Fire Department Lincoln Station (D), Bethlehem City Fire Department Memorial Station (E), Bethlehem City Fire Department North Central Station (F), Bethlehem City Fire Department Northwest Station (G), Bethlehem City Fire Department Schweder Station (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Mall (1), Stefko Boulevard Shopping Center (2), Airport Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bethlehem include: Calvary Church (A), Saint Nicholas Church (B), Saint Anns Church (C), Church of the Manger (D), Christ Church (E), Saint Nicholas Church (F), Saint Stephens Church (G), Saint Thomas Church (H), Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Altonah Cemetery (1), Slovak Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Nisky Hill Cemetery (4), Holy Ghost Cemetery (5), Holy Saviour Cemetery (6), Nisky Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Saucon Creek (A), Black River (B), Monocacy Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bethlehem include: Rosegarden Park (1), Delta Manor Park (2), Saucon Park (3), Sayre Park Field (4), Holton Park (5), Sell Field (6), Stratford Park (7), Clearview Park (8), Lehigh University Athletic Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bethlehem Tourism Authority (10 East Church Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Extended Stayamerica (3050 Schoenersville Road) (1), Bethlehem Inn (476 N New St) (2), Hampton Inn & Suites (300 Gateway Drive) (3), Fifth Street Hotel (716 East 5th Street) (4), Comfort Inn (3191 Highfield Dr) (5), Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem (200 Gateway Drive Routes 22 & 512) (6), Courtyard Allentown Bethlehem (2160 Motel Drive) (7), Comfort Suites University (120 West Third Street) (8), Comfort Inn Bethlehem (US 22 And Route 191) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Northampton 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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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.6. This is worse than average.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.459. This is worse than average. There were 7 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 7 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 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.6. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.6
U.S.:

22.1

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

CITY OF BETHLEHEM (Population served: 110275, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1996. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-22-1996), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-1996), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-30-2006)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (FEB-06-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (FEB-06-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2005)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (NOV-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
DUTCH SPRINGS (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2003), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-21-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2003), St Boil Water Order (FEB-21-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2003), St Site Visit (enforcement) (FEB-21-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2003), St Boil Water Order (FEB-21-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JOLLY JOE TIMMERS GROVE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • GOLDEN VIEW DINER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.9%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethlehem, PA

People in group quarters in Bethlehem in 2010:

  • 4,244 people in college/university student housing
  • 882 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 515 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 198 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 163 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 151 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 62 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bethlehem in 2000:

  • 3,876 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,003 people in nursing homes
  • 251 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 164 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in religious group quarters
  • 62 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 58 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill

Bethlehem compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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Banks with most branches in Bethlehem (2011 data):

  • National Penn Bank: 9 branches. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bethlehem Plaza Branch, Newpointe Office Center Branch, Shoppers Village Branch, Macada Branch, Linden Street Branch, South Side Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank: Downtown Bethlehem Branch, Saucon Valley Square Office, Bath Pike Branch, at 2005 City Line Road. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $1,453.3 mil, Deposits: $1,078.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley: West Broad Street Branch, Embassy Bank For The Lehigh Valley, Saucon Valley. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $576.1 mil, Deposits: $482.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Embassy Bancorp, Inc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: West Union Boulevard Branch, Moravian Branch, Eighth Avenue 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.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Butztown Branch, Hanover Township Branch, Schoenersville 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
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Broad Street Branch at 510 West Broad Street, branch established on 1974/12/05; Lehigh Valley Branch at 1 East Broad Street, branch established on 2006/04/10. 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: Hanover Lv Pa Store Branch at 3759 Bath Pike, branch established on 2010/03/27; Bethlehem Branch at 2712 Easton Avenue, branch established on 2005/07/15. 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
  • 5 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn Of Bethlehem, 3191 Highfield Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18020 , Phone: (610) 865-6300, Fax: (610) 865-5074
  • Comfort Suites Bethlehem, 120 W Third St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 , Phone: (610) 882-9700, Fax: (610) 882-4389
  • Fairfield Inn Marriott, 2140 Motel Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18018 , Phone: (610) 867-8681
  • The Sayre Mansion Inn, 250 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 , Phone: (610) 882-2100
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017 , Phone: (610) 868-2442, Fax: (610) 867-0136
  • Radisson Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 , Phone: (610) 625-5000, Fax: (610) 625-2218
  • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 300 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017 , Phone: (610) 866-5800, Fax: (610) 867-9120
  • Extended Stay America, 3050 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017 , Phone: (610) 866-8480, Fax: (610) 866-8430
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bethlehem travel time to work - commute


Bethlehem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bethlehem city (based on Northampton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.23%
Here68.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.5%15.6%9.4%3.9%3.1%
Congregations15.8%20.7%14.9%10.4%3.6%
NameMoravian Church in AmericaJewishGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.3%2.1%1.3%6.6%
Congregations5.0%1.8%0.9%3.2%23.9%
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: 52
Northampton County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Northampton County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 87
Northampton County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

30.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
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 35$142,743$48,9405$6,819
Other Government Administration 22$67,345$36,7340$0
Judicial and Legal 5$18,839$45,2140$0
Police Protection - Officers 143$615,937$51,68750$27,493
Police - Other 27$82,002$36,4455$4,791
Firefighters 113$441,390$46,8730$0
Fire - Other 1$2,876$34,5121$1,395
Streets and Highways 26$94,367$43,5540$0
Health 34$137,217$48,43033$68,545
Solid Waste Management 3$12,498$49,99219$20,783
Sewerage 45$185,042$49,3451$1,176
Parks and Recreation 3$11,088$44,35222$12,925
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$33,259$57,0151$1,280
Natural Resources 10$40,525$48,6300$0
Water Supply 67$233,838$41,8813$5,663
Other and Unallocable 100$389,786$46,77410$8,852
Totals for Government 641$2,508,752$46,966150$159,722

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

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $616,000 ($8.20)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $9,918,000 ($132.06)
    Police Protection: $9,224,000 ($122.82)
    General - Other: $8,489,000 ($113.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,982,000 ($79.65)
    Sewerage: $5,082,000 ($67.67)
    Water Utilities: $4,875,000 ($64.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,546,000 ($47.22)
    Health - Other: $3,529,000 ($46.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,377,000 ($44.96)
    General Public Buildings: $2,004,000 ($26.68)
    Central Staff Services: $1,988,000 ($26.47)
    Electric Utilities: $1,723,000 ($22.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,586,000 ($21.12)
    Libraries: $1,051,000 ($13.99)
    Financial Administration: $617,000 ($8.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $370,000 ($4.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $183,000 ($2.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $50,883,000 ($677.51)
    Corporate Bonds: $27,751,000 ($369.51)
    Benefit Payments: $6,030,000 ($80.29)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,899,000 ($25.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,701,000 ($115.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($1.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,155,000 ($401.52)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,951,000 ($119.18)
    All Other: $4,534,000 ($60.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,612,000 ($21.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,144,000 ($15.23)
    Parking Facilities: $318,000 ($4.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $6,231,000 ($82.97)
    From Other Governments: $1,650,000 ($21.97)
    Local Employee Contribution: $990,000 ($13.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,411,000 ($32.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $144,000 ($1.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $506,000 ($6.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $393,000 ($5.23)
    Interest Earnings: $360,000 ($4.79)
    Rents: $207,000 ($2.76)
    Special Assessments: $18,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,210,000 ($215.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,083,000 ($94.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,337,000 ($57.75)
    Highways: $1,172,000 ($15.61)
    General Local Government Support: $40,000 ($0.53)
  • Tax - Property: $16,300,000 ($217.04)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,738,000 ($76.40)
    Individual Income: $4,950,000 ($65.91)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,505,000 ($20.04)
    Public Utility License: $639,000 ($8.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,679,000 ($2672.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $198,848,000 ($2647.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,705,000 ($129.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,874,000 ($104.84)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,645,000 ($88.48)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $11,578,000 ($154.16)
    Total Federal Securities: $10,921,000 ($145.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,943,000 ($39.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,065,000 ($267.17)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.14%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lehigh County, PA  1.91% ($41,431 average AGI)
from Warren County, NJ  0.55% ($50,535)
from Monroe County, PA  0.39% ($43,248)


6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($468 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lehigh County, PA  2.09% ($36,401 average AGI)
to Monroe County, PA  0.26% ($40,863)
to Warren County, NJ  0.20% ($37,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethlehem:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGPA (1100 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: TIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethlehem:

  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)

TV broadcast stations around Bethlehem:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W55BS (Channel 55; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 71
Total length: 1,120 meters (3,675ft)
Total costs: $31,000
Total average daily traffic: 773,591
Total average daily truck traffic: 78,245

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 25
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 18
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bethlehem, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethlehem)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bethlehem, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 338 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethlehem)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bethlehem)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 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 ORIGINATED289$153,010221$146,303977$147,445141$52,67414$377,42995$108,3050$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$178,20012$156,250111$129,44114$33,0710$09$97,8890$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$141,61837$97,514468$159,25086$41,6862$274,00045$98,8446$45,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$144,15228$155,929265$156,49817$53,0002$513,50018$89,1670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$100,1677$168,00059$139,4587$83,0000$08$125,8751$11,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Bethlehem, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED41$157,39022$180,0910$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$178,53311$206,3641$81,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$132,4293$130,3330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$103,2502$254,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$195,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 314
  • Hazardous Condition: 670
  • Service Call: 19
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Bethlehem


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

Most common first names in Bethlehem, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,43981.1 years
John1,39374.9 years
Joseph99275.3 years
William91475.0 years
Anna87382.1 years
Helen83980.8 years
Charles66475.3 years
Robert65271.4 years
Margaret54578.7 years
George54276.1 years
Most common last names in Bethlehem, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller26377.1 years
Smith24177.6 years
Snyder12678.4 years
Jones10876.2 years
Horvath10379.5 years
Brown9777.6 years
Williams9575.3 years
Young9575.7 years
Weaver9077.3 years
Moyer8976.6 years
Businesses in Bethlehem, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott4
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's2McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike8
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster2Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
CVS6Papa John's Pizza1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
DHL2RadioShack4
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Sears2
Dunkin Donuts7Staples1
Extended Stay America1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway7
FedEx24T-Mobile5
GNC5T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn2Talbots2
Home Depot1The Room Place1
Hyatt1U-Haul4
Jones New York1UPS24
KFC2Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kroger2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's2
Browse common businesses in Bethlehem, PA


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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Erich F. Haratsch (49)
  • Terry E. Helton (31)
  • Gamini Ananda Vedage (28)
  • Sergio Cesco-Cancian (26)
  • Faith Mcgary (22)
  • James D. Ralph (20)
  • Mark Webster (19)
  • Samer Hijazi (15)
  • Jeff Tyber (15)
  • Carlos A. Cazanas (14)

Total of 1070 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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