Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 75,707 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.1%
 
Males: 35,503  (46.9%)
Females: 40,204  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

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

Bethlehem Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,504 (it was $35,815 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$53,504
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,729 (it was $18,987 in 2000)

Bethlehem city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,700 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$169,700
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,804; detached houses: $208,840; townhouses or other attached units: $127,948; in 2-unit structures: $95,758; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,684; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,319; mobile homes: $63,863

Median gross rent in 2017: $970.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bethlehem: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.9%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.2% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bethlehem, PA (2010)
    • 49,03265.4%White alone
    • 18,26824.4%Hispanic
    • 4,0875.5%Black alone
    • 2,1032.8%Asian alone
    • 1,2211.6%Two or more races
    • 1660.2%Other race alone
    • 830.1%American Indian alone
    • 220.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 75 registered sex offenders living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bethlehem is 1,007 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bethlehem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.0)
2
(2.7)
4
(5.3)
1
(1.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(23.4)
2
(8.5)
24
(32.9)
12
(16.5)
16
(22.1)
18
(24.4)
17
(22.6)
19
(25.2)
27
(35.9)
28
(37.3)
0
(0.0)
21
(28.0)
29
(38.5)
32
(42.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
114
(157.1)
10
(42.4)
100
(137.2)
107
(147.5)
96
(132.7)
110
(149.4)
97
(129.0)
121
(160.5)
74
(98.5)
83
(110.6)
4
(16.7)
58
(77.5)
61
(81.0)
50
(66.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
135
(186.0)
53
(224.7)
140
(192.0)
106
(146.1)
106
(146.5)
106
(144.0)
102
(135.6)
96
(127.3)
78
(103.8)
99
(132.0)
13
(54.4)
N/A504
(669.0)
124
(163.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
409
(563.5)
29
(123.0)
439
(602.1)
399
(550.1)
365
(504.5)
445
(604.3)
371
(493.2)
377
(500.1)
365
(485.8)
298
(397.2)
26
(108.8)
213
(284.5)
187
(248.2)
217
(286.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,700
(2,342)
369
(1,565)
1,721
(2,361)
1,885
(2,599)
1,443
(1,994)
1,522
(2,067)
1,405
(1,868)
1,488
(1,974)
1,601
(2,131)
1,429
(1,905)
345
(1,444)
1,226
(1,638)
1,124
(1,492)
1,008
(1,330)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
192
(264.5)
27
(114.5)
128
(175.6)
138
(190.2)
124
(171.4)
102
(138.5)
86
(114.3)
83
(110.1)
44
(58.6)
96
(128.0)
7
(29.3)
48
(64.1)
48
(63.7)
56
(73.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(8.3)
1
(4.2)
6
(8.2)
5
(6.9)
13
(18.0)
12
(16.3)
4
(5.3)
5
(6.6)
7
(9.3)
11
(14.7)
1
(4.2)
7
(9.3)
7
(9.3)
5
(6.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)262.9144.8273.0244.4218.4229.2210.2221.9213.6206.383.6150.4271.0168.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bethlehem, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 165 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (13.1%), American (6.4%), Italian (5.8%), Irish (4.2%), English (2.4%), Pennsylvania German (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1917

Elevation: 360 feet

Land area: 19.3 square miles.

Population density: 3,932 people per square mile   (average).

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania map

6,621 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 1.9% Asia, 1.9% Europe).

This city:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,726 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,192 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 75.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,588 (+20.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,041 (41.3%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Distribution of median household income in Bethlehem, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bethlehem, PA in 2017
Bethlehem satellite photo by USGS

Bethlehem tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2015: 28 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $210,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Bethlehem, PA residents
Average permit cost in Bethlehem, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bethlehem, PA
Historical housing units in Bethlehem, PA
Most common industries in Bethlehem, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Bethlehem, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)

Average climate in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0954. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0954
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bethlehem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% smaller 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 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 40.4 miles away from Bethlehem 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 236.1 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 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 268.5 miles away from Bethlehem 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 280.1 miles away from the city 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
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 Northampton County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bethlehem topographic map

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

Hospitals in Bethlehem:

  • COORDINATED HEALTH ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2310 HIGHLAND AVENUE)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (2855 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (2545 SCHOENERSVILLE RD 3RD AND 4TH FLOORS)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL - MUHLENBERG (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2545 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL BETHLEHEM (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 801 OSTRUM STREET)

Nursing Homes in Bethlehem:

  • BLOUGH HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (316 EAST MARKET STREET)
  • COUNTRY MEADOWS NURSING CENTER OF BETHLEHEM (4025 GREEN POND ROAD)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOME-BETHLEHEM (2855 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • HOLY FAMILY MANOR (1200 SPRING STREET)
  • KIRKLAND VILLAGE (2335 MADISON AVENUE)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB I (WESTGATE DR CATASAUQUA RD)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB II (2029 WESTGATE DRIVE)
  • LEHIGH CO HOME FOUNTAIN HILL ANNEX (724 DELAWARE AVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-BETHLEHEM (2029) (2029 WESTGATE DRIVE)
  • MORAVIAN VILLAGE OF BETHLEHEM (634 EAST BROAD STREET)
  • ST LUKES TCU (801 OSTRUM STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Bethlehem:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BETHLEHEM (2014 CITY LINE ROAD, SUITE 200)
  • ST. LUKES OUTPATIENT DIALYSIS (1425 8TH AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Bethlehem:

  • RX HOME CARE INC (207 WEST BROAD ST)
  • ST LUKES HOME HEALTH (1510 VALLEY CTR PKWY STE 200)

Heliports located in Bethlehem:

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Colleges/Universities in Bethlehem:

  • Northampton County Area Community College (Full-time enrollment: 7,195; Location: 3835 Green Pond Rd; Public; Website: www.northampton.edu)
  • Lehigh University (Full-time enrollment: 6,565; Location: 27 Memorial Drive West; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lehigh.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Moravian College (Full-time enrollment: 1,785; Location: 1200 Main St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.moravian.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (Full-time enrollment: 208; Location: 3184 Airport Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.triangle-tech.edu)
  • St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 185; Location: 801 Ostrum Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sonstlukes.org)
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 544 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: iirp.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bethlehem:

  • DeSales University (about 6 miles; Center Valley, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,862)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 8 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Lafayette College (about 11 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Delaware Valley College (about 26 miles; Doylestown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Public high schools in Bethlehem:

Private high schools in Bethlehem:

  • BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 762, Location: 2133 MADISON AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 286, Location: 4313 GREEN POND RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTENNIAL SCHOOL LEHIGH UNIV (Students: 69, Location: 2196 AVENUE C, Grades: 1-12)
  • GATEWAY SCHOOL OF LEHIGH VALLEY (Students: 7, Location: 424 CENTER ST, Grades: 7-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bethlehem:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bethlehem:

  • NOTRE DAME OF BETHLEHEM SCHOOL (Students: 403, Location: 1835 CATASAUQUA RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANNE SCHOOL (Students: 397, Location: 375 HICKORY ST, Grades: PK-7)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 3221 SANTEE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 198, Location: 11 W MARKET ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • HOLY INFANCY SCHOOL (Students: 147, Location: 127 E 4TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 126, Location: 3100 HECKTOWN RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • SETON ACADEMY (Students: 117, Location: 623 6TH AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF THE LEE HIGH VALLEY (Students: 41, Location: 1414 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Bethlehem

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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Bethlehem: ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES INC (A). Display/hide its location 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

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 - Football player, Edward Rondthaler - Centenarian, Allen Appel - Novelist, Jimmy DeGrasso - Heavy metal drummer.

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

CITY OF BETHLEHEM (Population served: 115,686, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - 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)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
BETH 512 SYSTEM (Population served: 725, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NEW JERUSALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HANOVER EATERY (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BETH EAST ALLEN GDNS (Population served: 192, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2013)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
SAUCON VALLEY ACRES (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
LV CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BETH WIL MAR MANOR (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • SQUARE ONE MARKETS (Population served: 565, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DUTCH SPRINGS (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SQUARE ONE MARKET (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKATEAWAY ROLLER RINK (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEITHSVILLE VOL FIRE CO (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRINCE PALACE DUMPLING HOUSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LORISHS MOBILE PARK (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Bethlehem:

Marital status in Bethlehem, PA
  • Never married: 44.9%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bethlehem:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bethlehem
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Bethlehem:

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Bethlehem, PA (based on Northampton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic81,45626
Mainline Protestant54,336120
Evangelical Protestant17,79483
Other2,81719
Orthodox2,2005
Black Protestant1562
None138,976-
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: 52
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Northampton County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Northampton County:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

30.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northampton County:

8.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bethlehem:

49.0%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bethlehem:

46.3%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bethlehem:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bethlehem:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bethlehem:

33.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bethlehem:

55.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bethlehem, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 151$853,627$67,83833$65,715
Firefighters 112$597,927$64,0640$0
Other and Unallocable 94$455,780$58,18519$17,114
Water Supply 68$286,924$50,6342$3,300
Sewerage 39$213,798$65,7842$2,199
Health 32$167,638$62,86416$46,930
Police - Other 28$121,570$52,1015$6,615
Streets and Highways 27$109,634$48,7260$0
Financial Administration 25$125,850$60,4083$9,003
Other Government Administration 23$85,286$44,4970$0
Natural Resources 6$29,064$58,1280$0
Judicial and Legal 5$22,730$54,5520$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$18,637$55,9112$4,949
Parks and Recreation 4$18,766$56,29814$7,431
Solid Waste Management 3$16,244$64,97610$25,763
Fire - Other 1$3,584$43,0081$2,681
Totals for Government 622$3,127,059$60,329107$191,700

Bethlehem government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,580,000 ($179.38)
    Sewerage: $11,541,000 ($152.44)
    General - Other: $9,878,000 ($130.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,347,000 ($110.25)
    Water Utilities: $7,946,000 ($104.96)
    Regular Highways: $7,253,000 ($95.80)
    Health - Other: $5,884,000 ($77.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,319,000 ($70.26)
    General Public Buildings: $4,122,000 ($54.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,867,000 ($51.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,228,000 ($42.64)
    Financial Administration: $1,954,000 ($25.81)
    Electric Utilities: $1,811,000 ($23.92)
    Libraries: $1,277,000 ($16.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $534,000 ($7.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $429,000 ($5.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $77,871,000 ($1028.58)
    Benefit Payments: $9,489,000 ($125.34)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $5,885,000 ($77.73)
    Withdrawals: $133,000 ($1.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,990,000 ($224.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $83,558,000 ($1103.70)

Bethlehem government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,436,000 ($190.68)
    Other: $8,626,000 ($113.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,086,000 ($27.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,053,000 ($27.12)
    Parking Facilities: $545,000 ($7.20)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $1,975,000 ($26.09)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,437,000 ($18.98)
    From Other Governments: $469,000 ($6.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $768,000 ($10.14)
    Rents: $718,000 ($9.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $422,000 ($5.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,720,000 ($273.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,229,000 ($214.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,420,000 ($71.59)
    Highways: $3,520,000 ($46.50)
    General Local Government Support: $82,000 ($1.08)
  • Tax - Property: $24,879,000 ($328.62)
    Individual Income: $7,506,000 ($99.15)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,453,000 ($72.03)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,261,000 ($16.66)
    Public Utility License: $1,039,000 ($13.72)
    Amusements Sales: $388,000 ($5.13)

Bethlehem government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $523,553,000 ($6915.52)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $521,887,000 ($6893.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,716,000 ($432.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,050,000 ($410.13)

Bethlehem government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,524,000 ($257.89)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $31,531,000 ($416.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,176,000 ($253.29)

5.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lehigh County, PA  2.05% ($48,295 average AGI)
from Monroe County, PA  0.36% ($45,625)
from Warren County, NJ  0.31% ($55,969)


5.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Northampton County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lehigh County, PA  1.95% ($44,109 average AGI)
to Monroe County, PA  0.28% ($41,322)
to Warren County, NJ  0.17% ($48,660)
Businesses in Bethlehem, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Lane Furniture2
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Long John Silver's2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott4
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike8
Blockbuster2Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
CVS6Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet2Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
DHL2RadioShack4
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Sears2
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts7Starbucks1
Extended Stay America1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway7
FedEx24T-Mobile5
GNC5T.G.I. Driday's1
Giant2T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Talbots2
Hilton1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul4
Home Depot1UPS24
Hyatt1Waffle House1
Jones New York1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's3
Kroger2YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Bethlehem fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 130Number of bridges
  • 1,627ft / 496mTotal length
  • $32,489,000Total costs
  • 1,957,732Total average daily traffic
  • 207,003Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,213,582Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bethlehem, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 211950-1959
  • 281960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 381980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bethlehem, PA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethlehem)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bethlehem, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (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: 412 (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: 45 (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 in Bethlehem, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bethlehem, PA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 146. The highest number of fires - 314 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bethlehem, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bethlehem, PA
    • 1,13051.4%Structure Fires
    • 60727.6%Outside Fires
    • 35416.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1064.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethlehem, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn Of Bethlehem, 3191 Highfield Dr, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020 , Phone: (610) 865-6300, Fax: (610) 865-5074
  • Comfort Suites Bethlehem, 120 W Third St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 , Phone: (610) 882-9700, Fax: (610) 882-4389
  • The Sayre Mansion Inn, 250 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 , Phone: (610) 882-2100
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 , Phone: (610) 868-2442, Fax: (610) 867-0136
  • SureStay Collection by Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 300 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 , Phone: (610) 866-5800, Fax: (610) 867-9121
  • Extended Stay America - Allentown - Bethlehem, 3050 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 , Phone: (610) 866-8480, Fax: (610) 866-8430
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bethlehem, 2201 Cherry Ln, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 , Phone: (610) 838-6110, Fax: (610) 838-8231
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton - Bethlehem Airport, 2031 Ave C, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017 , Phone: (610) 264-7500, Fax: (610) 264-7510
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bethlehem, PA
  • 47.1%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bethlehem, PA
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 43.2%Electricity
  • 9.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Bethlehem compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Bethlehem on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest maximum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (3,000+ students)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 (18020) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #76 (18055) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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