Allentown, Pennsylvania Census Data & Community Profile

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Allentown GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Allentown, PA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Allentown, PA was 106,632.

Allentown Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Allentown was 51,037, which represents 47.9 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Allentown, PA
There are an estimated 18,883 married men in the town. 48 percent of men over 15 years old in Allentown are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Allentown is 55,595 which is 52.1 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Allentown, Pennsylvania
There are an estimated 18,938 married women in the community. 42.3 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Allentown, PA
The median age of people living in Allentown, PA was 34.5 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Allentown was 7,586. There were 80,238 people above the age of 18, which represents 75.2 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 15.1 percent of the population (16,141) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Allentown, PA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Allentown, PA was 102,846.

White Population in Allentown, PA
The estimated White population in the Allentown community is 77,361, which is 72.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Allentown, Pennsylvania
The estimated Black/African American population is 8,370, which is 7.8 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Allentown, PA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Allentown, PA was 356.

Asian Population in Allentown, Pennsylvania
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 2,421.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Allentown, PA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Allentown was an estimated 78.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 14,260, while those of “two or more races” was 3,786 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Allentown community was 26,058, or 24.4 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Allentown, PA
The household population number in Allentown was 101,636.

Group Quarters Population in Allentown, PA
Group Quarters population in the community was 4,996.

Average Household Size in Allentown, PA
The average household size in Allentown is 2.42 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.09 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Allentown, PA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 45,960 total housing units in Allentown.

The number of occupied housing units was 42,032, or 91.5 of the total units in town. Of these, 22,284 were owner-occupied (53), and 19,748 were renter-occupied (47, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 3,928 vacant homes in Allentown at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Allentown, Pennsylvania
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 20,806, with a median value in dollars of 76,900.

Monthly Owner Costs in Allentown, PA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $887 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Allentown, average costs per month were $333 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 49,970 people in the community had a high school degree, or 72.7 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Allentown, Pennsylvania
10,557 people in Allentown also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 15.4 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Allentown, PA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Allentown was 9,285, or 11.6 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Allentown, PA
In 2000, there were 21,676 people in Allentown, PA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Allentown, PA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 27,565 people in Allentown who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 27.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Allentown, Pennsylvania
There were 49,709 in the labor force in Allentown at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Allentown was 21.4 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Allentown, PA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $32,016. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Allentown, PA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $37,356. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Per capita income in Allentown in the last full census was 16,282. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Allentown numbered 3,695, or 14.6 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Allentown, PA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 18,882, or 18.5 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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