Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Census Data & Community Profile

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Bethlehem GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Bethlehem, PA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Bethlehem, PA was 71,329.

Bethlehem Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Bethlehem was 34,091, which represents 47.8 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Bethlehem, PA
There are an estimated 14,440 married men in the town. 52.1 percent of men over 15 years old in Bethlehem are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Bethlehem is 37,238 which is 52.2 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
There are an estimated 13,900 married women in the community. 44.5 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Bethlehem, PA
The median age of people living in Bethlehem, PA was 36.2 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 Bethlehem was 3,865. There were 56,380 people above the age of 18, which represents 79 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 17.9 percent of the population (12,781) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Bethlehem, PA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Bethlehem, PA was 69,502.

White Population in Bethlehem, PA
The estimated White population in the Bethlehem community is 58,382, which is 81.8 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The estimated Black/African American population is 2,596, which is 3.6 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Bethlehem, PA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Bethlehem, PA was 183.

Asian Population in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 1,585.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Bethlehem, PA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Bethlehem was an estimated 24.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 6,732, while those of “two or more races” was 1,827 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Bethlehem community was 13,002, or 18.2 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Bethlehem, PA
The household population number in Bethlehem was 65,677.

Group Quarters Population in Bethlehem, PA
Group Quarters population in the community was 5,652.

Average Household Size in Bethlehem, PA
The average household size in Bethlehem is 2.34 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 2.95 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Bethlehem, PA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 29,631 total housing units in Bethlehem.

The number of occupied housing units was 28,116, or 94.9 of the total units in town. Of these, 16,327 were owner-occupied (58.1), and 11,789 were renter-occupied (41.9, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 1,515 vacant homes in Bethlehem at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 15,454, with a median value in dollars of 97,400.

Monthly Owner Costs in Bethlehem, PA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $987 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Bethlehem, average costs per month were $347 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 36,125 people in the community had a high school degree, or 78.4 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
10,977 people in Bethlehem also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 23.8 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Bethlehem, PA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Bethlehem was 6,928, or 12.3 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Bethlehem, PA
In 2000, there were 13,010 people in Bethlehem, PA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Bethlehem, PA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 14,263 people in Bethlehem who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 21.1 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
There were 34,338 in the labor force in Bethlehem at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 58.9 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 Bethlehem was 20.2 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Bethlehem, PA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $35,815. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Bethlehem, PA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $45,354. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Per capita income in Bethlehem in the last full census was 18,987. 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 Bethlehem numbered 1,913, or 11.1 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Bethlehem, PA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 9,970, or 15 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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