Allentown, New Jersey Population 2024

1,720

Allentown is a city located in Burlington County, Mercer County, and Monmouth County New Jersey. Allentown has a 2024 population of 1,720. Allentown is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,734 in 2020.

The average household income in Allentown is $137,311 with a poverty rate of 3.52%. The median age in Allentown is 40.5 years: 39.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Allentown Demographics

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

  • White: 86.46%
  • Black or African American: 6.44%
  • Two or more races: 3.74%
  • Asian: 2.59%
  • Other race: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,885.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.81% (-14)
The current population of Allentown, New Jersey is 1,720 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,734.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,57186.46%
Black or African American1176.44%
Two or more races683.74%
Asian472.59%
Other race130.72%
Native American10.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Allentown Population by Race

Allentown Population Pyramid 2024

Allentown Median Age

40.5

Total

39.8

Male

41.3

Female

Allentown Adults

There are 1,402 adults, (266 of whom are seniors) in Allentown.

Allentown Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Allentown Sex Ratio

Female95352.45%
Male86447.55%

Allentown Population by Age

Allentown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6912.6375.124.9
Married3733.2987.112.9
Non Family1981.2154.545.5
Female882.9264.835.2
Male322.9190.69.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Allentown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade231.87%
Associates Degree12710.33%
Bachelors Degree43034.96%
Graduate Degree23619.19%
High School Graduate20616.75%
Less Than 9th Grade614.96%
Some College14711.95%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Allentown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Allentown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,051977569
Black767122
Asian444034
2+ Races333324
Hispanic292816
Other Race663
Native American100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.27%.

Allentown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$83,393$105,000$67,250
Graduate Degree$82,500$0$69,028
High School Graduate$43,750$44,615$39,000
Less Than 9th Grade$112,750$0$0
Overall$70,882$84,792$56,250
Some College$54,375$80,500$40,833

$70,882

Average Earnings

$84,792

Average Male

$56,250

Average Female

Allentown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Allentown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Allentown Language

92.64% of Allentown residents speak only English, while 7.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.39% of the population.

Allentown Language

Allentown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,552613.93%
Black11732.56%

3.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.2%

Male Poverty Rate

4.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Allentown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Allentown is White, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Allentown is Black, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.76%.

Allentown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater4.95%
Less Than 9th Grade3.57%
High School2.91%
Some College1.82%

Allentown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15%
Male Unemployed10%
Female Employed1.63%
Male Employed1.36%

Allentown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Allentown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$135,078$150,874
Households$113,438$137,311
Married Families$150,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$57,857$99,212

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Allentown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Allentown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Allentown 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 35-44.

Allentown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Allentown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

88

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War31
World War II26
Vietnam9
First Gulf War7
Korea5

Allentown Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+48
35 to 5415
18 to 3413
55 to 646
65 to 746

Allentown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White866.94%
Hispanic724.14%
Asian24.26%

Allentown Veterans by Race

Allentown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Allentown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.4%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Allentown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Allentown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Allentown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.62%

Born in Allentown

92.96%

Native Born

7.04%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

5.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.96% of Allentown residents were born in the United States, with 69.62% having been born in New Jersey. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Allentown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,704-3-0.18%
20281,707-3-0.18%
20271,710-4-0.23%
20261,714-3-0.17%
20251,717-3-0.17%
20241,720-4-0.23%
20231,724-6-0.35%
20221,730-9-0.52%
20211,73950.29%
20201,734-35-1.98%
20191,769-10-0.56%
20181,779-11-0.61%
20171,790-5-0.28%
20161,795-6-0.33%
20151,801-1-0.06%
20141,802-8-0.44%
20131,810-3-0.17%
20121,813-7-0.38%
20111,82060.33%
20101,81400%

Allentown Population by Year