Bethlehem is a city located in Lehigh County and Northampton County Pennsylvania. Bethlehem has a 2020 population of 75,941. Bethlehem is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,781 in 2010.
The average household income in Bethlehem is $73,058 with a poverty rate of 16.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,076 per month, and the median house value is $175,600. The median age in Bethlehem is 35.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethlehemwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.10%.
74.18% of Bethlehem residents speak only English, while 25.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.96% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is Hispanic, with 27.70% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethlehem is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.16%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bethlehem
90.19% of Bethlehem residents were born in the United States, with 53.84% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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