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Allentown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Allentown is the 3rd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 122,122 as of July 1, 2017. Allentown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Allentown is located at latitude 40.5936 and longitude -75.4784 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Allentown (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Lehigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Allentown (GNIS ID: 1215372) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Allentown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Allentown: Northampton, Northamptontown.


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Allentown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 122,122
Daytime Population: Workers 47,128
Daytime Population: Residents 70,733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 117,861
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 117,079
Population in Familes 90,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,043
Population Density2 6,960
Diversity Index3 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,344
Average Household Income $53,660
Per Capita Income $19,642

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 47,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,743 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,670 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,443 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $144,140
Average Home Value $167,357
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 43,413
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 26,779
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.44%
Households 0.2% 0.31%
Families 0.05% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Allentown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allentown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density # 55 97th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 1482 16th
Per Capita Income # 1628 8th

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