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Total population: 107,815 (All urban)

Allentown,PA index of house prices


Houses: 45,960 (42,032 occupied: 22,286 owner occupied, 19,746 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

49%

Housing density: 2591 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $171,540.


Median contract rent in 2009: $657 (lower quartile is $512, upper quartile is $783)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $673


Median gross rent in Allentown, PA in 2009: $762


Housing units in Allentown with a mortgage: 13,030 (1,177 second mortgage, 2,002 home equity loan, 73 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,776


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $58,792


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $34,425


Median monthly housing costs: $822





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Allentown, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $143,600 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Allentown:

$143,600
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,400 - $183,000

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,871
Here:

$192,871
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $136,165
Here:

$136,165
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $252,823
Here:

$252,823
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,307
Here:

$139,307
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $29,839
Here:

$29,839
State:

$35,442

Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 101,625
  • In family households: 81,533 (16,784 male householders, 8,572 female householders)
    17,152 spouses, 30,371 children (28,113 natural, 675 adopted, 1,583 stepchildren), 1,979 grandchildren, 954 brothers or sisters, 1,048 parents, 1,545 other relatives, 3,128 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,092 (7,439 male householders (5,797 living alone)), 9,256 female householders (8,125 living alone)), 3,397 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,007 (2,071 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,311 2-persons, 6,218 3-persons, 4,605 4-persons, 2,414 5-persons, 1,114 6-persons, 694 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,922 1-person, 2,442 2-persons, 206 3-persons, 95 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

13,227 married couples with children.
10,021 single-parent households (2,102 men, 7,919 women).

72.2% of residents of Allentown speak English at home.
19.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 10,227 (9.6%)
(43.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 94
  • 3 rooms: 469
  • 4 rooms: 1,036
  • 5 rooms: 3,332
  • 6 rooms: 7,162
  • 7 rooms: 4,683
  • 8 rooms: 3,292
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,163
  • 1 room: 876
  • 2 rooms: 2,067
  • 3 rooms: 4,877
  • 4 rooms: 4,859
  • 5 rooms: 3,447
  • 6 rooms: 1,878
  • 7 rooms: 999
  • 8 rooms: 417
  • 9 or more rooms: 326
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 72
  • 1 bedroom: 638
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,214
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,265
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,786
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,311
  • no bedroom: 1,104
  • 1 bedroom: 8,093
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,282
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,065
  • 4 bedrooms: 771
  • 5+ bedrooms: 431
Cars and other vehicles available in Allentown, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,663
  • 1 vehicle: 8,349
  • 2 vehicles: 9,055
  • 3 vehicles: 2,489
  • 4 vehicles: 610
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 6,255
  • 1 vehicle: 9,410
  • 2 vehicles: 3,526
  • 3 vehicles: 449
  • 4 vehicles: 65
  • 5+ vehicles: 41

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 631
  • 2000 to 2004: 658
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,085
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,886
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,327
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,037
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,931
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,390
  • 1939 or earlier: 17,129

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Allentown, PA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Allentown, PA:

  • Less than $10,000: 61
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 31
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 39
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 62
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 54
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 41
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 44
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 112
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 216
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 455
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 747
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 858
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 1259
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 3899
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 3686
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 3125
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 2169
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 2445
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 993
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 597
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 176
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 178
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 35
  • $1,000,000 or more: 34
 


Allentown rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Allentown:

  • Less than $100: 95 people
  • $100 to $149: 189
  • $150 to $199: 460
  • $200 to $249: 380
  • $250 to $299: 475
  • $300 to $349: 478
  • $350 to $399: 439
  • $400 to $449: 415
  • $450 to $499: 381
  • $500 to $549: 710
  • $550 to $599: 743
  • $600 to $649: 996
  • $650 to $699: 1,522
  • $700 to $749: 1,927
  • $750 to $799: 1,766
  • $800 to $899: 2,497
  • $900 to $999: 1,663
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 2,717
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 939
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 385
  • $2,000 or more: 62
  • No cash rent: 385
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,639
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,946
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,690
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,248
  • 1975 to 1979: 791
  • 1970 to 1974: 569
  • 1970 to 1974: 436
  • 1965 to 1969: 908


Allentown, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.4%
Number of people working at home: 863 (1.9% of all workers)


Allentown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1517
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5777
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8591
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9419
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7293
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1868
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4138
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 670
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 675
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1830
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1505
  • 90 or more minutes: 1075
 


Allentown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 32,189 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 6,587 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,620 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 38 (0%)
  • Taxi: 64 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 139 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,347 (7%)
  • Other means: 349 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 863 (2%)
 


Allentown, PA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 5203
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 3689
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 3858
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 3596
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 3395
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 3058
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 2953
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 2518
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1838
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 3773
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 3540
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 2586
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1126
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 462
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 181
  • $200,000 or more: 275
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 30487
 German: 17165
 Irish: 5496
 Italian: 5316
 Pennsylvania German: 4767
 United States or American: 4617
 Arab:: 2492
 Polish: 2193
 English: 2112
 Slovak: 1999
 Syrian: 1626
 Dutch: 1576
 Hungarian: 1437
 Austrian: 1139
 Ukrainian: 1099
 Welsh: 779
 Russian: 773
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 697
 French (except Basque): 630
 Subsaharan African:: 530
 Arab/Arabic: 499
 Greek: 488
 Jamaican: 480
 Scottish: 458
 African: 451
 Scotch-Irish: 345
 French Canadian: 260
 Czechoslovakian: 250
 Lebanese: 232
 British: 224
 European: 189
 Norwegian: 183
 Swedish: 178
 Czech: 169
 Lithuanian: 168
 Swiss: 155
 Eastern European: 139
 Egyptian: 135
 Albanian: 105
 Canadian: 104
 Yugoslavian: 96
 Slavic: 93
 West Indian: 84
 Portuguese: 64
 Slovene: 41
 Danish: 39
 Haitian: 37
 Cypriot: 36
 Scandinavian: 35
 Other West Indian: 32
 Croatian: 31
 Romanian: 31
 Other Subsaharan African: 28
 British West Indian: 26
 Belgian: 21
 Latvian: 19
 Nigerian: 18
 Kenyan: 18
 Ethiopian: 15
 Bulgarian: 15
 Brazilian: 15
 Carpatho Rusyn: 14
 Northern European: 14
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 14
 Dutch West Indian: 13
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 11
 Finnish: 10
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Turkish: 6
 Serbian: 6
 Guyanese: 5
 Afghan: 4
 Celtic: 4


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Dominican Republic (17%)
  • Syria (12%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • India (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 68231
  • Northeast: 12635
  • Midwest: 1890
  • South: 3709
  • West: 1012

52% of Allentown residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 480
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 283
  • 5th and 6th grade: 575
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,584
  • 9th grade: 1,208
  • 10th grade: 1,565
  • 11th grade: 1,230
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,456
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,794
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,606
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,349
  • Associate degree: 1,512
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,510
  • Master's degree: 1,229
  • Professional school degree: 391
  • Doctorate degree: 306

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 487
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 207
  • 5th and 6th grade: 760
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,858
  • 9th grade: 1,639
  • 10th grade: 2,176
  • 11th grade: 1,845
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,395
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 13,297
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,075
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,610
  • Associate degree: 2,170
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,434
  • Master's degree: 1,188
  • Professional school degree: 349
  • Doctorate degree: 150

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.6%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 7.6%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 13.0%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 9.5%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 28.7%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 3.3%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 1.2%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 11.2%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 16.9%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 14.9%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 11.7%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 11.8%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 15.9%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $38,385
  • Black householders: $37,739
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $31,518
  • Asian householders: $21,019
  • Some other race householders: $23,338
  • Two or more races householders: $36,132
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $23,817
Allentown household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Allentown household income for Black householders
Allentown household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Allentown household income for Asian householders
Allentown household income for Some other race householders
Allentown household income for Two or more races householders
Allentown household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Allentown marital status for males
Allentown marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $148,821
  • Black or African American householders: $119,169
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $111,150
  • Asian householders: $147,702
  • Some other race householders: $113,574
  • Two or more races householders: $111,150
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $118,050

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,461
  • One, attached: 17,383
  • Two: 3,765
  • 3 or 4: 4,317
  • 5 to 9: 3,099
  • 10 to 19: 3,284
  • 20 to 49: 1,037
  • 50 or more: 2,493
  • Mobile homes: 121

Median worth of mobile homes: $78,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Allentown:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allentown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42.9%)
  • Utility gas (40.4%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Electricity (39.9%)
  • Utility gas (35.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,575
Here:

12.5%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 481
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,234
Here:

59.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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