Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 75,790 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 3967.71 people/mi² (1531.93 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35.1 years, 33 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 31,260 households in the city, with an average size of 2.39 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%, with a median rent of $993/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $168,600.

The median income for households in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is $51,880, while the mean household income is $68,049.

Bethlehem Pa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethlehem Pa was:

  • White: 78.68%
  • Black or African American: 7.04%
  • Other race: 5.63%
  • Two or more races: 5.35%
  • Asian: 2.95%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(40.6264, -75.3679)
Rank in State7th
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)49.47 (19.10 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.91 (0.35 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID4206088
Density (km²)1,531.93
Density (mi²)3,967.71
Area Code(s)484 / 610 / 835
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201875,7902450.32%
201775,5452900.39%
201675,2553020.40%
201574,953-2-0.00%
201474,9551190.16%
201374,836-179-0.24%
201275,015-18-0.02%
201175,033770.10%
201074,9563,6270.50%
200071,329-99-0.01%
199071,4281,0090.14%
198070,419-2,267-0.32%
197072,686-2,722-0.37%
196075,4089,0681.29%
195066,3407,8501.27%
194058,4905980.10%
193057,8927,5341.40%
192050,35837,52114.65%
191012,8375,5445.82%
19007,2935310.76%
18906,7621,5692.68%
18805,1936811.42%
18704,5121,6464.64%
18602,8660.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018842,9134,8320.57%
2017838,0814,9370.59%
2016833,1442,7830.33%
2015830,3611,7800.21%
2014828,5812,7980.34%
2013825,783-356-0.04%
2012826,1391,2760.15%
2011824,8632,9490.36%
2010821,9140.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White59,196
Black or African American5,296
Some Other Race4,234
Two or More Races4,028
Asian2,219
American Indian and Alaska Native267

Bethlehem Pa Population Pyramid 2019

Bethlehem Pa Median Age

35.1


Total

33


Male

37.5


Female

Bethlehem Pa Adults

There are 61,093 adults, (11,696 of whom are seniors) in Bethlehem Pa.

Bethlehem Pa Age Dependency

52.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Pa Sex Ratio

Female

38,626

51.34%

Male

36,614

48.66%

Bethlehem Pa Households and Families

Bethlehem Pa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bethlehem Pa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All51.7%48.3%
Male46.5%53.5%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Female35.2%64.8%

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,9362.3951.7
Non Family12,2781.3239.6
Married10,8183.1272.7
Female4,3363.2835.2
Male1,5043.3146.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bethlehem Pa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2844.66%
9th to 12th Grade3,9117.98%
High School Graduate16,59333.85%
Some College8,66917.68%
Associates Degree3,9518.06%
Bachelors Degree8,01116.34%
Graduate Degree5,60311.43%

Bethlehem Pa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,06130,48811,241
Hispanic11,4468,3601,077
Black3,0102,485392
Other Race2,5411,961227
Multiple Races1,5371,098259
Asian1,2061,084721
Native American19213716

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,945$41,644$32,202
Less Than High School$22,220$33,711$18,403
High School Grad$31,236$35,956$26,050
Some College$35,579$41,326$31,702
Bachelors Degree$47,036$58,973$37,345
Graduate Degree$63,119$73,259$57,480

$36,945

Average Earnings

$41,644

Average Male

$32,202

Average Female

Bethlehem Pa Language

Bethlehem Pa Language by Age

Bethlehem Pa Language

74.53% of Bethlehem Pa residents speak only English, while 25.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.36% of the population.

Bethlehem Pa Poverty

Bethlehem Pa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,8115,54526.64%
White41,2434,16810.11%
Other4,03096023.82%
Black5,01989317.79%
Multiple3,70167218.16%
Asian1,64533620.43%
Native2465622.76%

15.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.68%

Male Poverty Rate

16.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethlehem Pa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem Pa is Hispanic, with 26.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem Pa is White, with 10.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.65%
High School14.27%
Some College10.90%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.98%
Male Unemployed23.12%
Female Employed8.43%
Male Employed5.70%

Bethlehem Pa Income

Bethlehem Pa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,880$68,049
Families$63,746$80,522
Married Families$80,440$97,446
Non Families$33,120$47,184

Bethlehem Pa Marital Status

Bethlehem Pa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethlehem Pa Married by Age and Sex

Bethlehem Pa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bethlehem Pa Marital Status by Race

Bethlehem Pa Veterans

3,978

Number of Veterans

3,791

Male Veterans

187

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,276
Second Gulf War515
Korea479
First Gulf War408
World War II400

Bethlehem Pa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6387.35%
Hispanic4543.12%
Black1413.85%
Other1013.18%
2 or More722.90%
Asian160.79%
Indian103.97%

Bethlehem Pa Veterans by Education

5.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethlehem Pa Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bethlehem Pa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.05%

Born in Pennsylvania

91.62%

Native Born

8.38%

Foreign Born

4.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.62% of Bethlehem Pa residents were born in the United States, with 55.05% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.