|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Bethlehem is 75,624. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is the 487th largest city in the US.
Parts of Bethlehem are located within Lehigh County and Northampton County.
The peak population of Bethlehem was in 2020, when its population was 75,629. In 2020, Bethlehem was the 484th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 487th largest city in the US. Bethlehem is currently 0.0% smaller than it was in 2020.
Bethlehem has grown 6.0% since the 2000. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Bethlehem has a population density of 3,925.3 people per square mile.
|481||Rapid City, South Dakota||76,184||26.8%|
|482||Rochester Hills, Michigan||76,028||10.2%|
|483||Arlington Heights, Illinois||76,000||-0.6%|
|489||Pawtucket, Rhode Island||75,387||3.2%|
|492||Missouri City, Texas||74,850||39.9%|
The total voting age population of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 58,104. The voting age population is 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.6% of the residents of Bethlehem are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Bethlehem are 76.9% White, 8.4% Black, 5.9% Other, 5.5% Two or more races, 3.1% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 30.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Bethlehem, 15.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 23.2%. On a per-household basis, 10.5% of families are below the poverty line in Bethlehem.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.4% of Bethlehem residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.4% of Bethlehem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 29.2% have a bachelor's degree and 11.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Bethlehem residents aged 5 and older, 25.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 19.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Bethlehem is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Bethlehem, 8.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Bethlehem is $55,809.
In Bethlehem, 50.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.3% of housing units in Bethlehem.
Of all the housing units in Bethlehem, 32.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Bethlehem, 6.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bethlehem is $1,038.
In Bethlehem, 80.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.