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Bethlehem, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Bethlehem,PA index of house prices

Total population: 75,135 (Urban population: 71,140, Rural population: 189 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 29,631 (28,116 occupied: 14,205 owner occupied, 13,518 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

49%
State:

31%

Housing density: 1,539 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $192,253.

Median contract rent in 2015: $495 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $633)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,040


Median gross rent in Bethlehem, PA in 2015: $559

Housing units in Bethlehem with a mortgage: 9,309 (744 second mortgage, 1,428 home equity loan, 51 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,145

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,196

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $55,348

Median monthly housing costs: $1,041


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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $174,600 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$174,600
Pennsylvania:

$170,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,700 - $231,700
Median year house/condo built: 1954

Median year apartment built: 1958

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,660
  • In family households: 52,164 (12,456 male householders, 4,783 female householders)
    12,754 spouses, 18,287 children (17,090 natural, 375 adopted, 822 stepchildren), 863 grandchildren, 513 brothers or sisters, 455 parents, 805 other relatives, 1,248 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,496 (4,287 male householders (3,248 living alone)), 6,580 female householders (5,817 living alone)), 2,629 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,669 (853 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,934 2-persons, 4,012 3-persons, 3,142 4-persons, 1,476 5-persons, 443 6-persons, 232 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,065 1-person, 1,377 2-persons, 174 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 117 5-persons, 23 6-persons.

8,815 married couples with children.
4,770 single-parent households (877 men, 3,893 women).

78.9% of residents of Bethlehem speak English at home.
14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 4,364 (6.1%)
(41.7% 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:

4.0
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 16no bedroom
  • 2981 bedroom
  • 2,5102 bedrooms
  • 9,4383 bedrooms
  • 3,2034 bedrooms
  • 8705+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 565no bedroom
  • 4,3881 bedroom
  • 3,9392 bedrooms
  • 2,1253 bedrooms
  • 5034 bedrooms
  • 2615+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,073no vehicle
  • 5,5381 vehicle
  • 7,1162 vehicles
  • 2,0733 vehicles
  • 3884 vehicles
  • 1475+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

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

  • 2,853no vehicle
  • 6,0421 vehicle
  • 2,2112 vehicles
  • 3373 vehicles
  • 1684 vehicles
  • 1705+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 532 rooms
  • 1803 rooms
  • 5994 rooms
  • 2,5075 rooms
  • 5,1556 rooms
  • 3,5217 rooms
  • 2,3618 rooms
  • 1,9599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 4841 room
  • 9722 rooms
  • 2,7953 rooms
  • 3,0474 rooms
  • 2,0845 rooms
  • 1,3376 rooms
  • 5537 rooms
  • 3128 rooms
  • 1979+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 %

  • Bethlehem, PA household income distribution

  • Bethlehem, PA household income distribution
  • 3,370Less than $10,000
  • 2,379$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,925$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,961$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,083$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,003$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,768$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,526$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,330$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,402$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,893$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,385$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,120$100,000 to $124,999
  • 319$125,000 to $149,999
  • 371$150,000 to $199,999
  • 271$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Bethlehem, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Bethlehem, PA
  • 82$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 76$40,000 to $49,999
  • 372$50,000 to $59,999
  • 207$60,000 to $69,999
  • 236$70,000 to $79,999
  • 268$80,000 to $89,999
  • 464$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,528$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,571$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,309$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,223$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,046$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,166$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,018$300,000 to $399,999
  • 305$400,000 to $499,999
  • 312$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Bethlehem, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Bethlehem, PA
  • 169$100 to $149
  • 241$150 to $199
  • 490$200 to $249
  • 253$250 to $299
  • 308$300 to $349
  • 538$350 to $399
  • 325$400 to $449
  • 111$450 to $499
  • 70$500 to $549
  • 619$550 to $599
  • 684$600 to $649
  • 297$650 to $699
  • 1,199$700 to $749
  • 784$750 to $799
  • 2,757$800 to $899
  • 999$900 to $999
  • 2,334$1,000 to $1,249
  • 751$1,250 to $1,499
  • 271$1,500 to $1,999
  • 85$2,000 to $2,499
  • 116$2,500 to $2,999
  • 117No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,4341995 to March 2000
  • 4921990 to 1994
  • 5021985 to 1989
  • 4281980 to 1984
  • 1921975 to 1979
  • 3521970 to 1974
  • 2361965 to 1969
  • 728Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Bethlehem commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,133
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,311
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,046
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,810
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,066
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,445
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,921
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 268
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 449
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,040
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,227
  • 90 or more minutes: 756
Bethlehem, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 56.3%
Number of people working at home: 634 (2.0% of all workers)

Bethlehem mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 23,792 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 3,514 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 733 (2%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 65 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,247 (7%)
  • Other means: 92 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 634 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 15,103
 German: 11,263
 Italian: 5,633
 Irish: 5,285
 English: 2,295
 United States or American: 2,250
 Slovak: 2,122
 Hungarian: 2,113
 Polish: 2,109
 Pennsylvania German: 1,886
 Dutch: 921
 Welsh: 809
 Ukrainian: 686
 Portuguese: 582
 Scotch-Irish: 558
 Greek: 557
 Austrian: 548
 French (except Basque): 545
 Arab:: 472
 Scottish: 463
 Russian: 406
 European: 352
 Swedish: 278
 British: 274
 Subsaharan African:: 215
 Turkish: 206
 Slovene: 199
 Czech: 157
 Lithuanian: 157
 French Canadian: 147
 Czechoslovakian: 147
 Lebanese: 143
 Syrian: 139
 Yugoslavian: 134
 African: 131
 Norwegian: 129
 Swiss: 127
 Arab/Arabic: 97
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 92
 Slavic: 84
 Canadian: 83
 Brazilian: 71
 Australian: 68
 Eastern European: 61
 Romanian: 56
 Croatian: 53
 Other Arab: 50
 Other Subsaharan African: 42
 Danish: 41
 Egyptian: 35
 Jamaican: 34
 Albanian: 32
 Finnish: 31
 Celtic: 31
 Nigerian: 28
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 25
 Belgian: 25
 Guyanese: 25
 Armenian: 24
 Israeli: 24
 Estonian: 21
 Serbian: 21
 Northern European: 18
 Scandinavian: 15
 Latvian: 14
 Bahamian: 9
 Haitian: 9
 Ethiopian: 9
 Jordanian: 8
 Iranian: 8
 British West Indian: 7
 Sudanese: 5
 Carpatho Rusyn: 4
 Basque: 4
 Barbadian: 4
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 4

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

  • 7%Portugal
  • 6%Mexico
  • 5%India
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Korea
  • 4%Canada
  • 4%Germany

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

  • This state: 46,145
  • Northeast: 10,056
  • Midwest: 2,029
  • South: 2,381
  • West: 1,102

57% of Bethlehem residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 254
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 181
  • 5th and 6th grade: 335
  • 7th and 8th grade: 778
  • 9th grade: 601
  • 10th grade: 714
  • 11th grade: 632
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 781
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,633
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,086
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,171
  • Associate degree: 1,057
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,078
  • Master's degree: 1,442
  • Professional school degree: 530
  • Doctorate degree: 584

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 233
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 154
  • 5th and 6th grade: 508
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,033
  • 9th grade: 934
  • 10th grade: 1,227
  • 11th grade: 847
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 734
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,674
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,568
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,304
  • Associate degree: 1,655
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,469
  • Master's degree: 1,483
  • Professional school degree: 248
  • Doctorate degree: 143

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.8%Males
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 17.2%Males
  • 16.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 19.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.0%Males
  • 14.0%Females
Bethlehem marital status for males
Bethlehem marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,082
  • One, attached: 9,117
  • Two: 1,869
  • 3 or 4: 2,272
  • 5 to 9: 2,163
  • 10 to 19: 1,308
  • 20 to 49: 430
  • 50 or more: 1,335
  • Mobile homes: 55

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,415

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 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bethlehem:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 45.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Electricity
  • 18.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,230
Here:

17.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 519
Here:

16.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,451
Here:

75.5%
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)