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Population (year 2000): 71,329. Estimated population in July 2005: 72,895 (+2.2% change)
Males: 34,091 (47.8%), Females: 37,238 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $35,815 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,400 (year 2000)

Bethlehem, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bethlehem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.9%)
  • Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Other race (9.4%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (12.1%), Italian (9.4%), English (5.4%), Polish (4.6%), Hungarian (4.1%).Pennsylvania forum

Land area: 19.3 square miles

Bethlehem,

For population 25 years and over in Bethlehem

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethlehem city

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

6.1% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.9% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -689 (-1.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (46.3 miles Leghigh-Valley )

Nearest cities: Hill, PA (2.2 miles Fountain PA (2.5 miles Freemansburg, PA Middletown, (3.6 miles PA (3.9 miles Hellertown, PA (6.6 miles Catasauqua, PA (7.0 miles Bath, PA Allentown, (7.2 miles PA (7.2 miles Fullerton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $58,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $355,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $363,600

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 75.38 W

Area codes: 610, 484

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.7%), Manufacturing (16.3%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,319 (+3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,959 (38.4%)

Crime in Bethlehem by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 3 4 2 1 1
    per 100,000 4.2 4.2 5.6 2.8 1.4 1.4
Rapes 21 13 14 31 20 24
    per 100,000 29.4 18.2 19.6 43.5 28.0 33.6
Robberies 84 93 76 98 94 83
    per 100,000 117.8 130.4 106.5 137.4 131.8 116.4
Assaults 119 113 155 114 75 115
    per 100,000 166.8 158.4 217.3 159.8 105.1 161.2
Burglaries 486 511 427 398 337 400
    per 100,000 681.3 716.4 598.6 558.0 472.5 560.8
Thefts 1,679 1,561 1,633 1,616 1,460 1,640
    per 100,000 2353.9 2188.5 2289.4 2265.6 2046.9 2299.2
Auto thefts 163 154 163 159 168 155
    per 100,000 228.5 215.9 228.5 222.9 235.5 217.3
244.8 237.3 240.6 240.9 207.0 230.6

Average climate in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethlehem,

Bethlehem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Bethlehem city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 26.4 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Jonathan Frakes - (born 1952), actor & director, Michael Andretti - (born 1962), Jonathan Taylor Thomas - (born 1981), actor.

Main business address for: KNBT BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bethlehem:
  • MUHLENBERG HOSPITAL CENTER (2545 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM (801 OSTRUM ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bethlehem:
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA)
  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethlehem:
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 44 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 47 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethlehem:
  • ALLENTOWN QUEEN CITY MUNI (about 9 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: 1N9)
  • BRADEN AIRPARK (about 13 miles; EASTON, PA; ID: N43)
  • QUAKERTOWN (about 14 miles; QUAKERTOWN, PA; ID: UKT)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 54 $102,380 $22,751 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $12,529 $50,116 15 $15,511
Police - Other 19 $55,106 $34,803 8 $2,872
Financial Administration 34 $123,847 $43,710 6 $10,942
Other Government Administration 31 $106,531 $41,237 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $15,390 $36,936 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 146 $564,718 $46,415 50 $28,924
Other and Unallocable 102 $360,001 $42,353 17 $5,048
Health 29 $104,235 $43,131 26 $59,010
Water Supply 70 $240,015 $41,145 2 $3,804
Natural Resources 11 $40,986 $44,712 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $27,644 $47,389 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $10,931 $32,793 23 $9,697
Streets and Highways 26 $81,630 $37,675 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,812 $33,744 1 $1,032
Firefighters 106 $406,081 $45,971 0 $0
Totals for Government 648 $2,254,835 $41,756 148 $136,838
Colleges/Universities in Bethlehem:
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,725; Location: 27 MEMORIAL DR W; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lehigh.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 3,128; Location: 3835 GREEN POND RD; Public; Website: www.northampton.edu)
  • MORAVIAN COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 1,590; Location: 1200 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.moravian.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 104; Location: 801 OSTRUM; Private, not-for-profit)
  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY (Location: 704 Decatur Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.reflexology.net)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bethlehem:
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 11 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; EASTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,218)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 29 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 33 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; BLUE BELL, PA; FT enrollment: 5,097)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ABINGTON (about 39 miles; ABINGTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,598)
Public high schools in Bethlehem:
  • LIBERTY HS (Students: 2,757; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FREEDOM HS (Students: 1,918; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY CHS FOR THE PERF (Students: 289; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Bethlehem:
  • BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCH (Students: 810; Location: 2133 MADISON AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY (Students: 635; Location: 4313 GREEN POND ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTENNIAL SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2196 AVE C; Grades: 2 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bethlehem:
  • EAST HILLS MS (Students: 1,350; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NITSCHMANN MS (Students: 952; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHEAST MS (Students: 820; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOUNTAIN HILL EL SCH (Students: 637; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BROUGHAL MS (Students: 631; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DONEGAN EL SCH (Students: 546; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SPRING GARDEN EL SCH (Students: 530; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MILLER HEIGHTS EL SCH (Students: 461; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GOVERNOR WOLF EL SCH (Students: 388; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 385; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bethlehem:
  • NOTRE DAME OF BETHLEHEM SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 1835 CATASAUQUA ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 375 HICKORY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCH (Students: 332; Location: 3221 SANTEE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 3100 HECKTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 1814 SECOND STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY INFANCY SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: 127 E 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SS SIMON & JUDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 714 WEST BROAD STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY CHILD SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 1301 SIOUX STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CREATIVE KIDS CLUB (Students: 161; Location: 90 SOUTH COMMERCE WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108; Location: 1300 EATON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Bethlehem:
  • BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,601,612; Location: 11 WEST CHURCH ST; 200,724 books; 12,299 audio materials; 7,121 video materials; 440 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bethlehem: Stoke Park (A), Allen Junction (B), Lehigh Valley Industrial Park (C).

Shopping Centers: Airport Plaza Shopping Center (1), Westgate Mall (2), Stefko Boulevard Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Bethlehem include: Saint Nicholas Church (A), Saint Anns Church (B), Pilgrim Church (C), Calvary Church (D), Christ Church (E), Church of the Manger (F), Saint Thomas Church (G), Saint Stephens Church (H).

Cemeteries: Holy Ghost Cemetery (1), Holy Saviour Cemetery (2), Altonah Cemetery (3), Nisky Hill Cemetery (4), Saint Michaels Cemetery (5), Memorial Park Cemetery (6), Slovak Cemetery (7).

Rivers and creeks: Saucon Creek (A), Monocacy Creek (B), Black River (C).

Parks in Bethlehem include: Buchanan Park (1), Stratford Park (2), Sell Field (3), Northdale Park (4), Rosegarden Park (5), Heimple Park (6), Beth-Allen Park (7), Lehigh University Athletic Field (8), Sayre Park Field (9).


Bethlehem 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bethlehem:
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGPA (1100 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: TIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bethlehem:
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, 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)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBYO (88.9 FM; SELLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WBYX (88.7 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
TV broadcast stations around Bethlehem:
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

 

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