The City of Bethlehem is the 6th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 76,892 as of July 1, 2018. Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem is located at latitude 40.6264 and longitude -75.3679 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bethlehem (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 354 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Bethlehem are located in Northampton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lehigh County.
The City of Bethlehem (GNIS ID: 1217330) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethlehem: Menagachsink.
|Population in Households||70,407|
|Population in Familes||51,115|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||6,485|
|Median Household Income||$51,536|
|Average Household Income||$67,609|
|Per Capita Income||$27,353|
|Total Housing Units||31,893 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||14,650 (45.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||15,178 (47.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,065 ( 6.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$187,192|
|Average Home Value||$214,727|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.71%|
|Per Capita Income||2.19%|
The table below compares Bethlehem to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 6||100th|
|Population Density||# 251||86th|
|Diversity Index||# 31||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 915||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 815||54th|
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