Statewide Claims to Fame

Bethlehem is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Bethlehem is 5th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Bethlehem is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Bethlehem is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Bethlehem is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Bethlehem is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Bethlehem is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Bethlehem is 13th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 75,103 7th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 19.1 10th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,925.3 105th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 5.6% 138th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.9% 178th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.2% 122nd 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.8% 207th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 27.1% 101st 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 76.4% 216th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.9% 79th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 33rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.9% 62nd 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 236th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.4% 44th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 24.4% 10th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 65.4% 226th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.9% 149th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.2% 67th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 31,221 7th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.4% 93rd 20.5% 25.9%
Households 29,326 7th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.2% 184th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $178,500 81st $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 121st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $23,442 146th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $45,631 146th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.6% 80th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Bethlehem Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,890 5th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $696,896 13th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,594 117th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $141,426 5th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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