Emmaus, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 11,454 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 5,442  (47.5%)
Females: 6,012  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18049.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,897 (it was $44,181 in 2000)
Emmaus:

$61,897
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,481 (it was $23,245 in 2000)

Emmaus borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $212,431 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Emmaus:

$212,431
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $219,363; detached houses: $245,922; townhouses or other attached units: $142,642

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,016.

March 2019 cost of living index in Emmaus: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.8% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Emmaus, PA (2017)
    • 9,96585.9%White alone
    • 5164.4%Hispanic
    • 3252.8%Asian alone
    • 2251.9%Two or more races
    • 1371.2%Black alone
    • 190.2%American Indian alone

Races in Emmaus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as of September 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emmaus is 1,045 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Emmaus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(44.1)
4
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.7)
2
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(52.9)
5
(44.0)
2
(17.5)
7
(61.6)
5
(44.0)
8
(69.7)
4
(35.6)
7
(61.7)
3
(26.5)
4
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.1)
6
(52.5)
5
(43.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(193.9)
10
(88.0)
7
(61.3)
10
(88.0)
3
(26.4)
3
(26.1)
6
(53.3)
4
(35.3)
2
(17.6)
3
(26.5)
3
(26.4)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(229.2)
42
(369.7)
33
(289.1)
46
(405.0)
46
(405.1)
39
(339.6)
26
(231.2)
23
(202.8)
37
(326.3)
19
(167.9)
18
(158.4)
21
(184.2)
26
(227.6)
23
(200.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
308
(2,715)
351
(3,090)
252
(2,208)
288
(2,535)
205
(1,806)
174
(1,515)
196
(1,743)
220
(1,940)
167
(1,473)
105
(927.9)
146
(1,285)
130
(1,141)
114
(997.9)
129
(1,123)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(97.0)
7
(61.6)
10
(87.6)
16
(140.9)
7
(61.7)
3
(26.1)
12
(106.7)
10
(88.2)
5
(44.1)
3
(26.5)
9
(79.2)
5
(43.9)
24
(210.1)
12
(104.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(17.6)
2
(17.6)
8
(70.1)
7
(61.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)222.3213.4133.1184.2131.1137.0130.0124.4121.466.981.191.997.289.0

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City-data.com crime index in Emmaus, PA

Crime rate in Emmaus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), American (8.2%), Irish (7.3%), Pennsylvania German (5.9%), Italian (4.9%), English (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 08/01/1859

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 2.89 square miles.

Population density: 3,968 people per square mile   (average).

Emmaus, Pennsylvania map

492 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

This borough:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,772 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,671 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (4.6 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (41.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dorneyville, PA (1.7 miles ),
Macungie borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Wescosville, PA (1.9 miles ),
Cetronia, PA (2.0 miles ),
Allentown, PA (2.1 miles ),
Ancient Oaks, PA (2.2 miles ),
Trexlertown, PA (2.4 miles ),
Coopersburg borough, PA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 75.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -947 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 752 (11.8%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Distribution of median household income in Emmaus, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Emmaus, PA in 2017
Emmaus satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Emmaus, PA
Historical housing units in Emmaus, PA
Most common industries in Emmaus, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Emmaus, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Electricians (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.100. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.100
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0787. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0787
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Emmaus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Emmaus borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 tornado 16.7 miles away from the borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emmaus-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Emmaus center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.1 miles away from Emmaus center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 287.8 miles away from Emmaus center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lehigh County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emmaus topographic map

Main business address for: BUCKEYE PARTNERS L P (PIPE LINES (NO NATURAL GAS)).

Hospitals and medical centers near Emmaus:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SOUTH ALLENTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-ALLENTOWN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • REVOLUTIONARY HOME HEALTH SVC, LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • SACRED HEART VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES ALLENTOWN (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emmaus:

  • Muhlenberg College (about 5 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,792)
  • DeSales University (about 7 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Lehigh University (about 8 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 11 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 14 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Lafayette College (about 19 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)

Public high school in Emmaus:

  • EMMAUS HS (Students: 2,783, Location: 500 MACUNGIE AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Emmaus:

  • EMMAUS BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 40, Location: 4702 COLEBROOK AVE, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Emmaus:

  • SEVEN GENERATIONS CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 154 EAST MINOR STREET, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Location: 233 SEEM ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • JEFFERSON EL SCH (Location: 520 ELM ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Emmaus:

  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 303, Location: 435 S 6TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Emmaus

Library in Emmaus:

  • EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $326,415; Location: 11 EAST MAIN ST; 91,965 books; 12 e-books; 3,917 audio materials; 2,974 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 97 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Emmaus: Suamme Camp (A), Emmaus Fire Department Station 7 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rodale Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Emmaus: Emmaus Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Pool Wildlife Sanctuary (Recreation Areas; 3701 Orchid Place), Lehigh Wildcare (Recreation Areas; 4991 Shimerville Road), Emmaus Bowling Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4651 Colebrook Avenue).

Court: District Court 31-2-03 (1375 Chestnut Street).

Birthplace of: K. C. Keeler - Football player and coach, Aaron Gray - College basketball player (Pittsburgh Panthers), George Diehl - Major League Baseball pitcher, Jonathan Ruch - College football player (Cornell Big Red).

Lehigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emmaus and their reported violations in the past:

PICKLES STEAKHOUSE (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between MAR-11-2013 and APR-11-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
TOP STAR EXPRESS #105 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-22-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TOPSTAR EXPRESS MIDDLETOWN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THR TRAPP DOOR GASTROPUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
TOP STAR EXPRESS #103 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PAPA ROSSIS PIZZERIA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-19-2011 and JUL-19-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
TOP STAR EXPRESS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHIMERVILLE CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-19-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emmaus that have no violations reported:

  • YOCCOS 100 (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MYSTIC CHAIN HALL (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESCOSVILLE PLAZA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VERA CRUZ TAVERN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOP STAR EXPRESS #18 (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

61.2%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Emmaus in 2000:

  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Emmaus (2011 data):

  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Emmaus - State St Branch, Emmaus High School Branch, Emmaus - Chestnut St Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank: Chestnut Street Branch at 1137 Chestnut Street, branch established on 2006/06/19; State Road Branch at 402 State Road, branch established on 1996/02/20. Info updated 2012/03/13: Bank assets: $1,453.3 mil, Deposits: $1,078.2 mil, headquarters in Bethlehem, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Emmaus Branch at 1130 Chestnut St, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Emmaus Branch at 1215 Chestnut Street, branch established on 1980/07/24. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Emmaus Branch at 335 Main Street, branch established on 1942/04/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • National Penn Bank: Emmaus Main Street Branch at 235 Main Street, branch established on 2002/09/25. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Emmaus:

Marital status in Emmaus, PA
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Emmaus:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Emmaus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emmaus, PA (based on Lehigh County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic68,21327
Mainline Protestant64,308126
Evangelical Protestant20,644106
Other19,77629
Orthodox2,6255
Black Protestant8543
None173,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Lehigh County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
This county:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 253
Lehigh County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lehigh County:

26.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lehigh County:

12.1%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.1%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Emmaus:

21.1%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Emmaus:

11.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Emmaus:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Emmaus:

34.4%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.1%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.4%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Emmaus, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$99,782$74,8371$2,321
Streets and Highways 13$55,896$51,5960$0
Health 7$27,747$47,56611$7,320
Other Government Administration 5$21,445$51,4680$0
Water Supply 4$17,093$51,2790$0
Police - Other 2$5,044$30,2646$4,323
Parks and Recreation 1$3,757$45,0840$0
Firefighters 1$3,030$36,3604$7,634
Financial Administration 1$4,138$49,6560$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 50$237,932$57,10422$21,598

Emmaus government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,843,000 ($248.21)
    Regular Highways: $1,406,000 ($122.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,126,000 ($98.31)
    Sewerage: $1,093,000 ($95.43)
    Water Utilities: $998,000 ($87.13)
    Health - Other: $829,000 ($72.38)
    Central Staff Services: $706,000 ($61.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $518,000 ($45.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000 ($39.55)
    Financial Administration: $152,000 ($13.27)
    Libraries: $122,000 ($10.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($3.93)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($3.32)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($2.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000 ($11.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $101,000 ($8.82)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($1.48)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($1.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,920,000 ($342.24)

Emmaus government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,293,000 ($112.89)
    Sewerage: $971,000 ($84.77)
    Other: $751,000 ($65.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($14.41)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($1.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $81,000 ($7.07)
    General Local Government Support: $31,000 ($2.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $285,000 ($24.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($4.98)
    Sale of Property: $36,000 ($3.14)
    Rents: $12,000 ($1.05)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $892,000 ($77.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $354,000 ($30.91)
    Highways: $239,000 ($20.87)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Property: $3,480,000 ($303.82)
    Individual Income: $1,269,000 ($110.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $269,000 ($23.49)
    Public Utility License: $171,000 ($14.93)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $109,000 ($9.52)

Emmaus government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,598,000 ($401.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,197,000 ($366.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,000 ($35.01)

Emmaus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($0.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,020,000 ($89.05)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Northampton County, PA  1.63% ($44,109 average AGI)
from Berks County, PA  0.32% ($50,058)
from Bucks County, PA  0.27% ($54,032)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($800 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Northampton County, PA  1.72% ($48,295 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.33% ($50,766)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.23% ($67,026)
Businesses in Emmaus, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
CVS1New Balance1
DHL1Nike2
Domino's Pizza1Penske1
Dunkin Donuts1Pizza Hut1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Honda1U-Haul2
Hyundai1Wendy's1
Kincaid1

Strongest AM radio stations in Emmaus:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WHOL (1600 AM; 1 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY B/CING ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emmaus:

  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WXLV (90.3 FM; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Owner: LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Emmaus:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Emmaus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 53.0mTotal length
  • $4,128,000Total costs
  • 507,058Total average daily traffic
  • 71,614Total average daily truck traffic
  • 605,895Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Emmaus, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 171950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Emmaus, PA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Emmaus)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Emmaus, PA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emmaus)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Emmaus)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$174,68052$153,533256$141,29127$30,58413$105,8180$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$208,3305$114,09614$151,9395$25,4621$84,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$129,0009$102,24366$151,9805$38,8501$126,0001$19,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$140,1954$154,83350$162,3312$81,0002$120,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$192,2931$401,00014$141,1700$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0065.00 , 0066.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$170,3755$195,022
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$152,7383$199,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$140,0751$173,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$178,4300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0065.00 , 0066.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Emmaus, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Emmaus, PA - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 50 took place in 2017, and the least - 6 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Emmaus, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.8%), and Outside Fires (27.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Emmaus, PA
    • 24051.8%Structure Fires
    • 12527.0%Outside Fires
    • 6514.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 337.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Emmaus, PA
Most common first names in Emmaus, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John38776.4 years
Mary37879.6 years
William27974.2 years
Robert25873.3 years
Helen24979.7 years
Charles21976.0 years
Anna21984.2 years
George21676.3 years
Paul21372.0 years
Joseph17774.1 years
Most common last names in Emmaus, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller23475.0 years
Kline13575.4 years
Moyer11179.1 years
Smith10876.9 years
Wieder8180.4 years
Schaffer7875.9 years
Knauss6974.8 years
Dries6677.8 years
Mohr6677.6 years
Reinhard5774.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emmaus, PA
  • 43.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 18.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 3.4%Coal or coke
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emmaus, PA
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 32.6%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Emmaus compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Emmaus on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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