Statewide Claims to Fame

Allentown is 2nd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Allentown is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Allentown is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Allentown is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Allentown is 13th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Allentown, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 118,974 3rd 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 17.6 13th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 6,727 32nd 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 7.9% 17th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.2% 24th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.9% 211th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.2% 252nd 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 16.4% 190th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 58.5% 239th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 12.5% 45th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 2nd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.2% 75th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 221st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.0% 7th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 42.8% 3rd 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 43.2% 242nd 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.8% 153rd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.6% 16th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 46,921 3rd 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 38.9% 49th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 43,089 3rd 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.2% 220th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $143,800 127th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.6 36th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $17,663 230th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $35,737 187th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.8% 32nd 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Allentown Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 7,644 3rd 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,299,712 5th $166,842,778 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,117 96th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $150,343 3rd $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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