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Allentown,PA index of house prices

Total population: 119,104 (Urban population: 106,632, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 44,991 (41,625 occupied: 17,699 owner occupied, 23,926 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

31%

Housing density: 2,536 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $72,241.

Median contract rent in 2016: $475 (lower quartile is $352, upper quartile is $588)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $637


Median gross rent in Allentown, PA in 2016: $541

Housing units in Allentown with a mortgage: 11,432 (605 second mortgage, 1,169 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,267

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $63,477

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $33,286

Median monthly housing costs: $981


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Allentown, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $121,800 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Allentown:

$121,800
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,500 - $162,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $191,499
Here:

$191,499
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $113,313
Here:

$113,313
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $172,097
Here:

$172,097
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,537
Here:

$137,537
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,956
Here:

$86,956
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $82,443
Here:

$82,443
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1948

Median year apartment built: 1960

Household type by relationship:

Households: 120,440
  • In family households: 94,771 (11,058 male householders, 15,443 female householders)
    11,412 spouses, 40,971 children (39,019 natural, 48 adopted, 1,904 stepchildren), 4,419 grandchildren, 2,359 brothers or sisters, 2,348 parents, 2,034 other relatives, 4,727 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,349 (7,423 male householders (5,592 living alone)), 7,701 female householders (6,046 living alone)), 5,225 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,320

Size of family households: 8,538 2-persons, 5,766 3-persons, 5,788 4-persons, 3,884 5-persons, 1,265 6-persons, 1,260 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,638 1-person, 2,599 2-persons, 634 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 111 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

9,644 married couples with children.
18,941 single-parent households (4,111 men, 14,830 women).

55.6% of residents of Allentown speak English at home.
38.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 19,806 (16.4%)
(58.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1601 bedroom
  • 3,3212 bedrooms
  • 9,8703 bedrooms
  • 2,9514 bedrooms
  • 1,3975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,074no bedroom
  • 6,3931 bedroom
  • 8,5682 bedrooms
  • 5,4463 bedrooms
  • 1,1604 bedrooms
  • 1,2855+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Allentown in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 430no vehicle
  • 6,8811 vehicle
  • 7,3742 vehicles
  • 2,6573 vehicles
  • 2554 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population

Cars and other vehicles available in Allentown in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,589no vehicle
  • 11,6081 vehicle
  • 4,7502 vehicles
  • 7543 vehicles
  • 2254 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1133 rooms
  • 1,1554 rooms
  • 3,4685 rooms
  • 4,7196 rooms
  • 3,1957 rooms
  • 3,4128 rooms
  • 1,6379+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 8691 room
  • 1,3012 rooms
  • 4,0323 rooms
  • 7,1844 rooms
  • 4,6615 rooms
  • 3,1436 rooms
  • 1,1217 rooms
  • 1,0668 rooms
  • 5499+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Allentown, PA household income distribution

  • Allentown, PA household income distribution
  • 4,029Less than $10,000
  • 3,312$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,441$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,194$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,314$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,053$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,490$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,337$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,345$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,351$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,830$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,033$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,963$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,038$125,000 to $149,999
  • 377$150,000 to $199,999
  • 518$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Allentown, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Allentown, PA
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 138$15,000 to $19,999
  • 57$25,000 to $29,999
  • 65$35,000 to $39,999
  • 371$40,000 to $49,999
  • 449$50,000 to $59,999
  • 890$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,105$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,766$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,144$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,249$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,691$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,660$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,179$175,000 to $199,999
  • 825$200,000 to $249,999
  • 492$250,000 to $299,999
  • 252$300,000 to $399,999
  • 55$400,000 to $499,999
  • 59$500,000 to $749,999
  • 40$750,000 to $999,999
  • 120$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 58$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Allentown, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Allentown, PA
  • 149Less than $100
  • 326$100 to $149
  • 308$150 to $199
  • 529$200 to $249
  • 705$250 to $299
  • 239$300 to $349
  • 220$350 to $399
  • 441$400 to $449
  • 357$450 to $499
  • 642$500 to $549
  • 881$550 to $599
  • 1,146$600 to $649
  • 1,316$650 to $699
  • 1,243$700 to $749
  • 1,396$750 to $799
  • 5,563$800 to $899
  • 3,557$900 to $999
  • 2,853$1,000 to $1,249
  • 571$1,250 to $1,499
  • 891$1,500 to $1,999
  • 593No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,2042010 or later
  • 5,5792000 to 2009
  • 4,3601990 to 1999
  • 2,9381980 to 1989
  • 1,3601970 to 1979
  • 1,344Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Allentown population
Allentown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,562
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,084
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,470
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,203
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 9,825
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,839
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,041
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 183
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 621
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,627
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 821
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,218
Allentown, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.2%
Number of people working at home: 1,822 (3.7% of all workers)

Allentown mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 41,624 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 5,847 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,155 (4%)
  • Taxi: 796 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 387 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,288 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,822 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 4,972
 Pennsylvania German: 2,071
 Syrian: 2,050
 American: 1,760
 Irish: 1,478
 Italian: 1,330
 Jamaican: 776
 Arab: 660
 Polish: 551
 Slovak: 442
 Ukrainian: 382
 English: 379
 European: 361
 African: 326
 Dutch: 324
 Austrian: 305
 Hungarian: 270
 Lebanese: 260
 West Indian: 211
 Nigerian: 173
 Russian: 169
 Welsh: 169
 Egyptian: 135
 British: 127
 Scotch-Irish: 115
 Iranian: 115
 Brazilian: 109
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 106
 Haitian: 94
 Palestinian: 94
 Greek: 90
 Kenyan: 89
 Czech: 72
 Scottish: 71
 Eastern European: 65
 Lithuanian: 64
 Czechoslovakian: 60
 Guyanese: 60
 Portuguese: 53
 French (except Basque): 52
 Bermudan: 51
 Turkish: 44
 Swedish: 41
 Canadian: 40
 French Canadian: 35
 British West Indian: 26
 Romanian: 25
 Swiss: 17
 Zimbabwean: 16
 Ethiopian: 14
 Norwegian: 11
 Belgian: 8
 Armenian: 7
 Slovene: 5
 Latvian: 4
 Scandinavian: 4
 Israeli: 3

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

  • 42%Dominican Republic
  • 9%Syria
  • 5%Mexico
  • 5%Ecuador
  • 3%Peru
  • 3%Honduras
  • 3%Colombia

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

  • This state: 51,053
  • Other state: 32,538
  • Northeast: 25,849
  • Midwest: 1,854
  • South: 3,864
  • West: 971

75% of Allentown residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Pennsylvania.

Allentown:

75.1%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 649
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 607
  • 5th and 6th grade: 602
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,485
  • 9th grade: 801
  • 10th grade: 894
  • 11th grade: 1,579
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 718
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,414
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,795
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,752
  • Associate degree: 1,420
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,948
  • Master's degree: 840
  • Professional school degree: 176
  • Doctorate degree: 558

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 829
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 401
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,162
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,203
  • 9th grade: 352
  • 10th grade: 1,448
  • 11th grade: 1,637
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 773
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,322
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,618
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,595
  • Associate degree: 3,370
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,269
  • Master's degree: 1,881
  • Professional school degree: 200
  • Doctorate degree: 139

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 15.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 0.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 11.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 13.5%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 14.0%Females
Allentown marital status for males
Allentown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,788
  • One, attached: 16,331
  • Two: 3,513
  • 3 or 4: 4,903
  • 5 to 9: 4,114
  • 10 to 19: 2,988
  • 20 to 49: 1,117
  • 50 or more: 2,198
  • Mobile homes: 39

Median worth of mobile homes: $53,776

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Allentown:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allentown
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33.3%)
  • Electricity (19.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Electricity (54.0%)
  • Utility gas (37.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,044
Here:

14.1%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 979
Here:

13.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,109
Here:

60.7%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)