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Population (year 2000): 106,632. Estimated population in July 2005: 106,992 (+0.3% change)
Males: 51,037 (47.9%), Females: 55,595 (52.1%)

Lehigh County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $32,016 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,900 (year 2000)

Allentown, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Allentown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.4%)
  • Hispanic (24.4%)
  • Other race (13.4%)
  • Black (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (8.4%), Italian (6.1%), United States (4.3%), English (3.5%), Polish (2.9%).

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Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles

Allentown,

For population 25 years and over in Allentown

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allentown city

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

9.6% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 3.5% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +968 (+0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (47.6 miles )

Nearest cities: PA (2.1 miles Fullerton, PA (3.6 miles Catasauqua, PA (4.1 miles Hokendauqua, Catasauqua, PA (4.2 miles North PA Emmaus, (4.7 miles PA (4.9 miles Coplay, Hill, PA (5.6 miles Fountain PA Northampton, (5.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 25 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 1998: 54 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 1999: 104 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2001: 74 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2004: 97 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $110,900

Latitude: 40.60 N, Longitude: 75.48 W


Detailed articles:
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Allentown, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Manufacturing (19.5%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,277 (+9.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,777 (41.5%)


 

Crime in Allentown by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 11 9 8 9 12 11
    per 100,000 10.3 8.4 7.5 8.4 11.3 10.3
Rapes 39 40 46 58 51 51
    per 100,000 36.6 37.5 43.1 54.4 47.8 47.8
Robberies 350 349 295 294 359 360
    per 100,000 328.2 327.3 276.7 275.7 336.7 337.6
Assaults 260 290 269 254 219 230
    per 100,000 243.8 272.0 252.3 238.2 205.4 215.7
Burglaries 1,113 1,195 1,111 1,212 1,111 1,389
    per 100,000 1043.8 1120.7 1041.9 1136.6 1041.9 1302.6
Thefts 3,225 3,086 3,052 3,615 3,851 3,861
    per 100,000 3024.4 2894.1 2862.2 3390.2 3611.5 3620.9
Auto thefts 563 547 456 502 692 530
    per 100,000 528.0 513.0 427.6 470.8 649.0 497.0
408.5 411.3 379.8 413.4 441.8 449.6


Average climate in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Allentown, Allentown:

Allentown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Allentown city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Keith Jarrett - (born 1945), musician, Michael Johns - (born 1964), business executive and former White House speechwriter to former President George H.W. Bush, Christine Taylor - (born 1971), Lee Iacocca - (born 1924), car tycoon, Danny Hinds - College basketball player (Drexel Dragons), Matt Szalachowski - College basketball player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks), Ray Barbosa - College basketball player (James Madison Dukes).


Main business address for: PPL ENERGY SUPPLY LLC (ELECTRIC SERVICES), PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORP (ELECTRIC SERVICES), AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC /DE/ (INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMICALS), AGERE SYSTEMS INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), PENN TREATY AMERICAN CORP (ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE), PP&L TRANSITION BOND CO INC (ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Allentown:
  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (1600 HANOVER STREET)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (FIFTH AND ST JOHN STREETS)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1ST FLOOR, ANDERSON WING, CEDAR CREST BLVD & I-78)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL (1200 S CEDAR CREST BLVD P O BOX 689)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (421 CHEW ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Allentown:
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 37 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 53 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Allentown:
  • ALLENTOWN QUEEN CITY MUNI (about 3 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: 1N9)
  • SLATINGTON (about 14 miles; SLATINGTON, PA; ID: 69N)
  • QUAKERTOWN (about 14 miles; QUAKERTOWN, PA; ID: UKT)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 52 $145,493 $33,575 59 $36,141
Firefighters 141 $576,346 $49,050 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,007 $36,084 1 $906
Streets and Highways 66 $195,246 $35,499 0 $0
Health 76 $227,863 $35,978 1 $1,468
Solid Waste Management 22 $67,567 $36,854 0 $0
Sewerage 90 $320,206 $42,694 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 47 $135,196 $34,518 1 $1,184
Other and Unallocable 17 $49,461 $34,913 1 $1,184
Police Protection - Officers 215 $869,088 $48,507 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 35 $115,843 $39,717 0 $0
Water Supply 83 $245,732 $35,527 0 $0
Financial Administration 53 $178,683 $40,456 1 $906
Other Government Administration 35 $107,800 $36,960 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $25,879 $51,758 0 $0
Totals for Government 939 $3,263,409 $41,704 64 $41,789


Colleges/Universities in Allentown:
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,334; Location: 2400 Chew Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.muhlenberg.edu)
  • ALLENTOWN BUSINESS SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 1,311; Location: 1501 LEHIGH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chooseabs.com)
  • CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,049; Location: 100 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cedarcrest.edu)
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 582; Location: 5151 TILGHMAN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: lincolntech.com)
  • HARRISON CAREER INSTITUTE-ALLENTOWN (FT enrollment: 148; Location: 2102 UNION BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • INFORMATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 117; Location: 2201 HANGAR PL; Private, for-profit)
  • ALLENTOWN SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 1921 UNION BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.asc-ssc.com)
  • WELDER TRAINING AND TESTING INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 729 E HIGHLAND ST; Private, for-profit)
  • OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN SCHOOL (Location: 215 E LEXINGTON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • JAN NAGY MODELING FINISHING SCHOOL (Location: 1244 HAMILTON ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Allentown:
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,725)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; FT enrollment: 3,128)
  • LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; EASTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,218)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BLUE BELL, PA; FT enrollment: 5,097)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
Public high schools in Allentown:
  • WILLIAM ALLEN SHS (Students: 3,277; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PARKLAND SHS (Students: 2,905; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LOUIS E DIERUFF HS (Students: 1,819; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SALISBURY SHS (Students: 470; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • ALLENTOWN SECURE TREATMENT UNT (Students: 13; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Allentown:
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 301 NORTH 4TH STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY CHRISTIAN HS (Students: 171; Location: 1414 E CEDAR ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ALLENTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 3436 WINCHESTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Allentown:
  • SOUTH MOUNTAIN MS (Students: 1,294; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TREXLER MS (Students: 1,059; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • FRANCIS D RAUB MS (Students: 986; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • SPRINGHOUSE MS (Students: 923; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARRISON-MORTON MS (Students: 902; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL EL SCH (Students: 737; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • SHERIDAN EL SCH (Students: 662; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • HIRAM W DODD EL SCH (Students: 653; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALISBURY MS (Students: 644; Grades: 06 - 09)
  • UNION TERRACE EL SCH (Students: 609; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Allentown:
  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 1040 FLEXER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CATHEDDRAL SAINT CATHERINE (Students: 535; Location: 210 NORTH 18TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEHIGH CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 279; Location: 619 SCHANTZ RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SWAIN SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 1100 S 24TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 219 W SUSQUEHANNA ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 510 RIDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SC (Students: 181; Location: 934 HANOVER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART (Students: 171; Location: 325 N 4TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 2313 PENNSYLVANIA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LIFESPAN DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 128; Location: 1503 NORTH CEDAR CREST BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Allentown:
  • ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,479,556; Location: 1210 HAMILTON ST; 219,225 books; 6,210 audio materials; 4,039 video materials; 609 serial subscriptions)
  • PARKLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $747,095; Location: 4422 WALBERT AVE; 62,067 books; 3,233 audio materials; 2,076 video materials; 162 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • DeSales University, formerly Allentown College, should be added to the site

Notable locations in Allentown: Allentown Shopping Plaza (A), East Penn Yards (B), East Pennsylvania Junction (C).

Shopping Centers: Fifteenth and Allen Streets Shopping Center (1), Parkway Shopping Center (2), Allen Street Shopping Center (3), Hamilton Mall (4), Mountainville Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Allentown include: Boulevard Church (A), Emmanuel Church (B), Faith Church (C).

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Saint Marks Cemetery (2), Highland Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4), Woodlawn Memorial Park (5), West End Cemetery (6).

Reservoirs: Lake Muhlenberg (A), South Mountain Reservoir (B).

Creeks: Cedar Creek (A), Trout Creek (B), Jordan Creek (C), Little Lehigh Creek (D).

Parks in Allentown include: Keck Park (1), Trout Creek Park (2), Jordan Park (3), John Valeniz Park (4), South Mountain Park (5), Fountain Park (6), Ruhe Park (7), Little Lehigh Park (8), West Park (9).


Allentown compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Allentown:
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WHOL (1600 AM; 1 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY B/CING ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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 Allentown:
  • 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)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMUH (91.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE)
  • WXLV (90.3 FM; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Owner: LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Allentown:
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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