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The City of Allentown is the 3rd largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 127,738 as of July 1, 2023. 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 40.6084 and longitude -75.4902 in Lehigh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Allentown 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 City of Allentown 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.
|Total Population||127,738 (100%)|
|Population in Households||123,446 (96.6%)|
|Population in Families||94,193 (73.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4,292 ( 3.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,694|
|Average Household Income||$68,040|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||22%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,008|
|Socioeconomic Status Index6||Low (37.1)|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||49,703 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||19,171 (38.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||27,548 (55.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,984 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$179,106|
|Average Home Value||$221,629|
|Housing Affordability Index3||92|
|Average Household Size||2.64|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.16%|
|Per Capita Income||3.33%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.68%|
The table below compares Allentown to the other 1,888 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 52||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 1610||15th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 405||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 1737||8th|
|Diversity Index||# 3||100th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.