Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 75,707 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is the 7th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3963.36 people/mi² (1530.26 people/km²), with a household density of 629.27 people/km² (1629.80 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35.3 years, 33 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 31,132 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The vacancy rate was 7.1%, with a median rent of $954/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $168,900.

The median income for households in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is $49,349, while the mean household income is $63,094. The per capita income is $25,432, and 13% of families and 17% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 25.9% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 8.7% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201775,7073050.40%
201675,4023180.42%
201575,084270.04%
201475,0571280.17%
201374,929-160-0.21%
201275,08990.01%
201175,080850.11%
201074,9953,6665.14%
200071,329-99-0.14%
199071,4281,0091.43%
198070,419-2,267-3.12%
197072,686-2,722-3.61%
196075,4089,06813.67%
195066,3407,85013.42%
194058,4905981.03%
193057,8927,53414.96%
192050,35837,521292.29%
191012,8375,54476.02%
19007,2935317.85%
18906,7621,56930.21%
18805,19368115.09%
18704,5121,64657.43%
18602,8660.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White59,584
Black or African American4,783
Some Other Race4,213
Two or More Races4,178
Asian2,066
American Indian and Alaska Native286
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bethlehem Pa Population Pyramid 2018

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Bethlehem Pa Median Age

35.3


Total

33


Male

38


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 61,323 adults in Bethlehem Pa.

Bethlehem Pa Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Pa Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.7
Houses Without Mortgage
5,395
Houses With Mortgage
9,374
Vacancy Rate
7.1
Median Rent
954
Median Home Value
168,900
Renter-Occupied Units
14,141
Owner-Occupied Units
14,769
Total Housing Units
31,132

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Bethlehem Pa for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4% and the labor force participation rate is 60.3%.

Bethlehem Pa Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.39
Average Family Size
3.08
Total Households
28910
Married Couple Households
10476
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1346
Female Householder (no husband) Families
4793
Non Family Households
12295
Total Families
16615
Households With Own Children
7218
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
8.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.1

Bethlehem Pa Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,158
$10,000 to $14,999
1,811
$15,000 to $24,999
3,442
$25,000 to $34,999
3,226
$35,000 to $49,999
3,960
$50,000 to $74,999
5,667
$75,000 to $99,999
3,347
$100,000 to $149,999
3,332
$150,000 to $199,999
1,225
Over $200,000
742

Bethlehem Pa Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Bethlehem Pa

Pennsylvania

$49,349

$54,895

$63,094

$75,235

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Bethlehem Pa Education Data

Bethlehem Pa Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,0744.26%
9th to 12th Grade
3,9188.04%
High School Graduate
16,34533.54%
Some College
9,55819.61%
Associates Degree
3,8587.92%
Bachelors Degree
7,40715.20%
Graduate Degree
5,57411.44%