Hellertown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,847 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 2,909  (49.8%)
Females: 2,938  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18055.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,912 (it was $39,651 in 2000)
Hellertown:

$57,912
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,366 (it was $20,119 in 2000)

Hellertown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,084 (it was $108,200 in 2000)
Hellertown:

$193,084
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $176,756; detached houses: $191,485; townhouses or other attached units: $130,881

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,025.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hellertown: 100.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.6%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hellertown, PA (2010)
    • 5,46092.6%White alone
    • 2664.5%Hispanic
    • 661.1%Black alone
    • 581.0%Two or more races
    • 470.8%Asian alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Hellertown, Pennsylvania as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hellertown is 1,468 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hellertown by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.8)
2
(35.3)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(35.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(86.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.1)
2
(34.2)
1
(17.2)
1
(17.2)
4
(68.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(427.0)
24
(424.2)
16
(282.4)
12
(207.6)
26
(439.2)
17
(290.3)
8
(136.9)
14
(239.4)
7
(120.5)
6
(103.1)
13
(222.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(427.0)
12
(212.1)
10
(176.5)
13
(224.9)
11
(185.8)
15
(256.1)
7
(119.8)
8
(136.8)
9
(154.9)
4
(68.7)
2
(34.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
112
(1,993)
84
(1,485)
88
(1,553)
72
(1,245)
44
(743.2)
52
(887.8)
62
(1,061)
70
(1,197)
47
(809.1)
38
(653.0)
43
(736.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(71.2)
2
(35.3)
2
(35.3)
2
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.6)
1
(17.2)
4
(68.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(70.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)225.6190.2147.9149.6130.6116.683.3129.376.658.1102.4

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City-data.com crime index in Hellertown, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Italian (8.6%), American (7.3%), Irish (6.9%), Pennsylvania German (6.5%), Hungarian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Elevation: 290 feet

Land area: 1.34 square miles.

Population density: 4,361 people per square mile   (average).

Hellertown, Pennsylvania map

262 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This borough:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,877 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,061 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethlehem, PA (3.5 miles , pop. 71,329).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (41.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Freemansburg borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Fountain Hill borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Bethlehem, PA (1.9 miles ),
DeSales University, PA (1.9 miles ),
Coopersburg borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Old Orchard, PA (2.6 miles ),
Allentown, PA (2.7 miles ),
Riegelsville borough, PA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.58 N, Longitude: 75.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,378 (-23.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 538 (17.7%)

Area codes: 610, 484

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

Hellertown tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Hellertown, PA
Historical housing units in Hellertown, PA
Most common industries in Hellertown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Hellertown, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)

Average climate in Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hellertown, 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 2.8 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 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0968. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0968
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 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 2.8 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 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.61
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 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Hellertown-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 17.7 miles away from the Hellertown borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 21.8 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hellertown-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 40.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 238.5 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 39.4 miles away from Hellertown 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 271.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 282.3 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 12.3 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).
Hellertown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hellertown:

  • MARY ELLEN CONV HM INC (1896 LEITHSVILLE RD)
  • MARY ELLEN CONVALESCENT HOME, (1896 LEITHSVILLE ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hellertown:

  • MORAVIAN VILLAGE OF BETHLEHEM (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • BLOUGH HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • LEHIGH CO HOME FOUNTAIN HILL ANNEX (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL BETHLEHEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • ST LUKES TCU (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • RX HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)
  • HOLY FAMILY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHLEHEM, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hellertown:

  • Lehigh University (about 3 miles; Bethlehem, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,565)
  • DeSales University (about 4 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 7 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 10 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Lafayette College (about 11 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 16 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Delaware Valley College (about 22 miles; Doylestown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,025)

Public high school in Hellertown:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hellertown:

Private elementary/middle school in Hellertown:

  • ST THERESA SCHOOL (Students: 151, Location: 300 LEONARD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Hellertown

Library in Hellertown:

  • HELLERTOWN AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,140; Location: 409 CONSTITUTION AVE; 28,051 books; 1,553 audio materials; 2,232 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dewey Fire Company 1 / Dewey Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Spring Hill Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Silver Creek (A), Polk Valley Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hellertown: Hellertown Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Gilman's Mineral & Lapidary Supply (Caverns; Lost River Caverns).

Birthplace of: Eugene J. McGuinness - Catholic bishop, Carl Benjamin Boyer - Mathematician, Frank D. Fackenthal - Educator, Marc Holum - College basketball player (Air Force Falcons).

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 Hellertown and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTHEASTERN VOLUNTEER FIRE CO (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SAUCON VALLEY GRILLE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

59.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
7 people in religious group quarters in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Hellertown (2011 data):

  • National Penn Bank: Hellertown Giant Branch at 1880 Leithsville Road, branch established on 2002/04/11; Hellertown Main Street at 741 Main Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. 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: Saucon Valley Branch at 659 Main Street, branch established on 1920/04/03. 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: Hellertown Branch at 5 Main Street, branch established on 1970/07/27. 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

For population 15 years and over in Hellertown:

Marital status in Hellertown, PA
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hellertown:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Hellertown, 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
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.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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:
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

30.1%
State:

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

8.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hellertown:

52.1%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.2%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Hellertown:

28.5
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hellertown:

21.1%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hellertown:

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hellertown:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Hellertown:

56.9%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hellertown, 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 11$77,566$84,6173$4,207
Streets and Highways 5$23,859$57,2620$0
Solid Waste Management 3$13,481$53,9240$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,436$61,7448$1,360
Financial Administration 2$8,888$53,3282$886
Parks and Recreation 2$8,208$49,2480$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$50
Firefighters 0$0 2$220
Police - Other 0$0 3$2,631
Health 0$0 1$258
Totals for Government 26$147,438$68,04820$9,612

Hellertown government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($18.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($7.70)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,166,000 ($199.42)
    Regular Highways: $947,000 ($161.96)
    General - Other: $759,000 ($129.81)
    Central Staff Services: $537,000 ($91.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $508,000 ($86.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $335,000 ($57.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $108,000 ($18.47)
    Libraries: $58,000 ($9.92)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($9.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000 ($7.53)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($7.01)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $2,511,000 ($429.45)
    Corporate Stocks: $896,000 ($153.24)
    Corporate Bonds: $803,000 ($137.34)
    Benefit Payments: $245,000 ($41.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($4.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $592,000 ($101.25)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($14.37)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($3.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,855,000 ($317.26)

Hellertown government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $668,000 ($114.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000 ($21.38)
    Other: $13,000 ($2.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $150,000 ($25.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $108,000 ($18.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $77,000 ($13.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($8.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($2.57)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($2.22)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $403,000 ($68.92)
    Highways: $116,000 ($19.84)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($1.54)
  • Tax - Property: $2,374,000 ($406.02)
    Individual Income: $572,000 ($97.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $127,000 ($21.72)
    Public Utility License: $84,000 ($14.37)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $51,000 ($8.72)

Hellertown government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $613,000 ($104.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $547,000 ($93.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,000 ($11.29)

Hellertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,345,000 ($230.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $830,000 ($141.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,511,000 ($429.45)

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 Hellertown, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
AT&T1McDonald's1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Curves1Subway1
DHL1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hellertown:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGPA (1100 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: TIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hellertown:

  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • 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.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hellertown:

  • 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)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W55BS (Channel 55; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
Hellertown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hellertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.4mTotal length
  • $1,539,000Total costs
  • 35,831Total average daily traffic
  • 1,596Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,227Total future (year 2019) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hellertown, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hellertown, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$170,97718$143,722119$134,79018$86,2781$591,0007$97,429
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$159,5000$012$145,0001$3,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$130,0002$152,50052$168,7696$56,6670$01$180,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$133,0001$179,00030$153,0334$64,5000$01$86,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$187,5002$110,0000$01$195,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0179.01 , 0179.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$174,6674$178,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$250,0003$195,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0179.01 , 0179.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hellertown, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hellertown, PA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 34 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Hellertown, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.3%), and Outside Fires (17.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hellertown, PA
    • 7162.3%Structure Fires
    • 2017.5%Outside Fires
    • 1614.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 76.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hellertown, PA
Most common first names in Hellertown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16676.3 years
Mary14280.7 years
Joseph10076.4 years
Anna8781.3 years
Helen8680.4 years
Charles6177.4 years
William5977.1 years
Robert5473.6 years
George5274.6 years
Frank4975.8 years
Most common last names in Hellertown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kichline1877.8 years
Snyder1778.9 years
Fritchman1576.1 years
Smith1569.1 years
Miller1578.2 years
Ruch1475.4 years
Johnson1380.5 years
Seifert1375.6 years
Frey1278.6 years
Judd1277.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hellertown, PA
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hellertown, PA
  • 41.9%Electricity
  • 35.3%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hellertown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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  • #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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