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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: 31,659 (28,912 occupied: 14,765 owner occupied, 14,147 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

49%
State:

31%

Housing density: 1,644 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $216,984.

Median contract rent in 2016: $495 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $633)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,775


Median gross rent in Bethlehem, PA in 2016: $559

Housing units in Bethlehem with a mortgage: 9,828 (275 second mortgage, 1,265 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,937

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,483

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $51,911

Median monthly housing costs: $1,029


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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $167,700 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Bethlehem:

$167,700
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,700 - $220,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $203,024
Here:

$203,024
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $148,826
Here:

$148,826
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $197,152
Here:

$197,152
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,446
Here:

$149,446
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,554
Here:

$92,554
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $81,304
Here:

$81,304
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1954

Median year apartment built: 1956

Household type by relationship:

Households: 76,427
  • In family households: 54,850 (7,646 male householders, 9,797 female householders)
    11,044 spouses, 19,357 children (18,638 natural, 104 adopted, 615 stepchildren), 1,342 grandchildren, 928 brothers or sisters, 1,187 parents, 1,498 other relatives, 2,051 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,717 (5,272 male householders (4,365 living alone)), 6,197 female householders (4,625 living alone)), 4,248 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,860

Size of family households: 8,199 2-persons, 4,152 3-persons, 3,123 4-persons, 1,060 5-persons, 652 6-persons, 257 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,990 1-person, 1,984 2-persons, 184 3-persons, 195 4-persons, 98 5-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

8,001 married couples with children.
5,661 single-parent households (712 men, 4,949 women).

74.4% of residents of Bethlehem speak English at home.
20.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 6,075 (7.9%)
(40.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3011 bedroom
  • 2,0202 bedrooms
  • 9,1593 bedrooms
  • 2,3484 bedrooms
  • 9375+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 548no bedroom
  • 4,4771 bedroom
  • 5,1292 bedrooms
  • 2,6233 bedrooms
  • 6144 bedrooms
  • 7565+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 478no vehicle
  • 3,7601 vehicle
  • 7,0912 vehicles
  • 2,7163 vehicles
  • 6364 vehicles
  • 845+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

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

  • 2,730no vehicle
  • 7,2171 vehicle
  • 3,5042 vehicles
  • 4683 vehicles
  • 1984 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2573 rooms
  • 7414 rooms
  • 2,3325 rooms
  • 3,6386 rooms
  • 3,6537 rooms
  • 2,0518 rooms
  • 2,0939+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • 4301 room
  • 3692 rooms
  • 3,2153 rooms
  • 3,9594 rooms
  • 2,2105 rooms
  • 2,1896 rooms
  • 8937 rooms
  • 6118 rooms
  • 2719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem 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 %

  • Bethlehem, PA household income distribution

  • Bethlehem, PA household income distribution
  • 1,107Less than $10,000
  • 2,270$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,233$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,715$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,748$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,489$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,399$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,150$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,391$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,746$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,410$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,523$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,208$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,009$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,886$150,000 to $199,999
  • 628$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bethlehem, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Bethlehem, PA
  • 76Less than $10,000
  • 61$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20$15,000 to $19,999
  • 54$20,000 to $24,999
  • 31$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$40,000 to $49,999
  • 146$50,000 to $59,999
  • 44$60,000 to $69,999
  • 511$70,000 to $79,999
  • 439$80,000 to $89,999
  • 230$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,402$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,774$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,238$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,707$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,469$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,072$250,000 to $299,999
  • 952$300,000 to $399,999
  • 245$400,000 to $499,999
  • 268$500,000 to $749,999
  • 45$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bethlehem, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Bethlehem, PA
  • 370Less than $100
  • 443$100 to $149
  • 72$150 to $199
  • 544$200 to $249
  • 311$250 to $299
  • 251$300 to $349
  • 242$350 to $399
  • 471$400 to $449
  • 52$450 to $499
  • 483$500 to $549
  • 140$550 to $599
  • 415$600 to $649
  • 385$650 to $699
  • 750$700 to $749
  • 955$750 to $799
  • 1,759$800 to $899
  • 1,612$900 to $999
  • 3,309$1,000 to $1,249
  • 889$1,250 to $1,499
  • 562$1,500 to $1,999
  • 30$2,000 to $2,499
  • 102No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,1002010 or later
  • 1,5422000 to 2009
  • 1,0521990 to 1999
  • 9301980 to 1989
  • 5441970 to 1979
  • 964Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Bethlehem population
Bethlehem commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,684
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,217
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,624
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6,296
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,295
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,641
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,927
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 409
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 481
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,178
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,612
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,529
Bethlehem, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 56.8%
Number of people working at home: 1,370 (3.8% of all workers)

Bethlehem mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 41,305 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 3,620 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,100 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 115 (0%)
  • Railroad: 72 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,012 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,117 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 782 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 4,779
 American: 2,393
 Italian: 2,133
 Irish: 1,552
 Pennsylvania German: 964
 English: 857
 Polish: 748
 Slovak: 726
 Hungarian: 544
 Portuguese: 357
 European: 327
 African: 306
 Greek: 278
 Ukrainian: 251
 Turkish: 236
 Jamaican: 188
 Dutch: 181
 Scottish: 152
 Syrian: 139
 Scotch-Irish: 131
 Eastern European: 127
 French (except Basque): 114
 Russian: 106
 Egyptian: 102
 Canadian: 99
 Austrian: 86
 Welsh: 84
 Arab: 82
 South African: 77
 Swiss: 65
 British: 61
 Iraqi: 54
 Lebanese: 52
 Brazilian: 50
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 48
 West Indian: 46
 Kenyan: 46
 Slovene: 45
 Serbian: 44
 Croatian: 44
 Iranian: 43
 Czechoslovakian: 43
 Belgian: 39
 Czech: 37
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 37
 French Canadian: 31
 Nigerian: 30
 Norwegian: 28
 Scandinavian: 26
 Swedish: 26
 Lithuanian: 25
 Albanian: 23
 British West Indian: 17
 Barbadian: 16
 Ethiopian: 15
 Armenian: 14
 Latvian: 13
 Haitian: 12
 Basque: 10
 Romanian: 9
 Palestinian: 9
 Slavic: 7
 Australian: 7
 Northern European: 7
 Ghanaian: 6
 Israeli: 5
 Jordanian: 4

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

  • 9%Dominican Republic
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%India
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%Portugal
  • 3%Pakistan
  • 3%Ecuador

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

  • This state: 43,942
  • Other state: 20,246
  • Northeast: 15,059
  • Midwest: 1,098
  • South: 2,772
  • West: 1,317

81% of Bethlehem residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Pennsylvania.

Bethlehem:

81.0%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 463
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 177
  • 5th and 6th grade: 24
  • 7th and 8th grade: 208
  • 9th grade: 279
  • 10th grade: 1,021
  • 11th grade: 473
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 232
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,271
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,717
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,792
  • Associate degree: 2,407
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,985
  • Master's degree: 1,171
  • Professional school degree: 535
  • Doctorate degree: 632

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 173
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 305
  • 5th and 6th grade: 56
  • 7th and 8th grade: 189
  • 9th grade: 629
  • 10th grade: 692
  • 11th grade: 256
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 441
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,291
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,352
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,238
  • Associate degree: 2,310
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,119
  • Master's degree: 2,316
  • Professional school degree: 386
  • Doctorate degree: 479

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 5.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 14.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.7%Males
  • 4.9%Females
Bethlehem marital status for males
Bethlehem marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,544
  • One, attached: 7,902
  • Two: 2,614
  • 3 or 4: 2,977
  • 5 to 9: 2,045
  • 10 to 19: 1,598
  • 20 to 49: 793
  • 50 or more: 2,186

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,190

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bethlehem:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bethlehem
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30.1%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Electricity (44.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 393
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 174
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,362
Here:

84.6%
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)