Bethlehem, PA 18017 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18017: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Acceptable Alternative
Butztown, PA 18017
Freemansburg, PA 18017

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,095
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,912
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,174
  • County: Northampton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.653, Longitude -75.337
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 18017 has segments in 2 Counties (Lehigh, Northampton).

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Bethlehem, PA 18017 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,871
Daytime Population: Workers 24,790
Daytime Population: Residents 21,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 38,040
Population in Familes 31,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 831
Population Density2 2,286
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $68,794
Average Household Income $90,104
Per Capita Income $36,332


Total Housing Units 16,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,698 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,835 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 707 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $246,677
Average Home Value $276,330


Total Households 15,533
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 10,599
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.54%
Households 0.43% 0.49%
Families 0.34% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Bethlehem, PA 18017 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18017 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes 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 # 53 97th
Population Density # 242 86th
Diversity Index # 85 95th
Median Household Income # 266 84th
Per Capita Income # 237 86th

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