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Allentown, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,700 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Allentown:

$120,700
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,900 - $165,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $179,117
Here:

$179,117
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $111,629
Here:

$111,629
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $76,492
Here:

$76,492
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,739
Here:

$97,739
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,235
Here:

$135,235
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $44,561
Here:

$44,561
State:

$45,445
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1953

Household type by relationship:

Households: 101,625

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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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 72no bedroom
  • 6381 bedroom
  • 3,2142 bedrooms
  • 12,2653 bedrooms
  • 3,7864 bedrooms
  • 2,3115+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,104no bedroom
  • 8,0931 bedroom
  • 6,2822 bedrooms
  • 3,0653 bedrooms
  • 7714 bedrooms
  • 4315+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,663no vehicle
  • 8,3491 vehicle
  • 9,0552 vehicles
  • 2,4893 vehicles
  • 6104 vehicles
  • 1205+ vehicles

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

  • 6,255no vehicle
  • 9,4101 vehicle
  • 3,5262 vehicles
  • 4493 vehicles
  • 654 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 551 room
  • 942 rooms
  • 4693 rooms
  • 1,0364 rooms
  • 3,3325 rooms
  • 7,1626 rooms
  • 4,6837 rooms
  • 3,2928 rooms
  • 2,1639+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • 8761 room
  • 2,0672 rooms
  • 4,8773 rooms
  • 4,8594 rooms
  • 3,4475 rooms
  • 1,8786 rooms
  • 9997 rooms
  • 4178 rooms
  • 3269+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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
  • 5,203Less than $10,000
  • 3,689$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,858$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3,596$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3,395$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3,058$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,953$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,518$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,838$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,773$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,540$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,586$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,126$100,000 to $124,999
  • 462$125,000 to $149,999
  • 181$150,000 to $199,999
  • 275$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Allentown, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Allentown, PA
  • 145Less than $10,000
  • 162$15,000 to $19,999
  • 58$20,000 to $24,999
  • 51$25,000 to $29,999
  • 36$30,000 to $34,999
  • 195$40,000 to $49,999
  • 373$50,000 to $59,999
  • 914$60,000 to $69,999
  • 603$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,167$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,726$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,545$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,285$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,849$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,391$175,000 to $199,999
  • 890$200,000 to $249,999
  • 618$250,000 to $299,999
  • 471$300,000 to $399,999
  • 122$400,000 to $499,999
  • 136$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Allentown, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Allentown, PA
  • 214Less than $100
  • 348$100 to $149
  • 184$150 to $199
  • 393$200 to $249
  • 220$250 to $299
  • 509$300 to $349
  • 327$350 to $399
  • 376$400 to $449
  • 1,004$450 to $499
  • 698$500 to $549
  • 1,214$550 to $599
  • 1,704$600 to $649
  • 2,063$650 to $699
  • 1,518$700 to $749
  • 2,370$750 to $799
  • 3,069$800 to $899
  • 2,378$900 to $999
  • 1,765$1,000 to $1,249
  • 391$1,250 to $1,499
  • 273$1,500 to $1,999
  • 52$2,000 or more
  • 429No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,6391995 to March 2000
  • 1,9461990 to 1994
  • 1,6901985 to 1989
  • 1,2481980 to 1984
  • 7911975 to 1979
  • 5691970 to 1974
  • 4361965 to 1969
  • 908Before 1965
Allentown commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,517
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,777
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,591
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,419
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7,293
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,868
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,138
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 670
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 675
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,830
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,505
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,075
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 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%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 30,487
 German: 17,165
 Irish: 5,496
 Italian: 5,316
 Pennsylvania German: 4,767
 United States or American: 4,617
 Arab:: 2,492
 Polish: 2,193
 English: 2,112
 Slovak: 1,999
 Syrian: 1,626
 Dutch: 1,576
 Hungarian: 1,437
 Austrian: 1,139
 Ukrainian: 1,099
 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 (%):

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

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

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 28.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 1.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 11.2%Males
  • 16.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.9%Males
  • 11.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.8%Males
  • 15.9%Females
Allentown marital status for males
Allentown marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $53,363

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Allentown:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 42.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 40.4%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 35.5%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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 (Noninstitutionalized)