Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Population 2022

75,941
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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.

Bethlehem Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethlehemwas:

  • White: 72.71%
  • Black or African American: 9.20%
  • Two or more races: 7.55%
  • Other race: 7.28%
  • Asian: 3.07%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is 75,941 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 75,781.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010821,9230.00%
2011824,9303,0070.36%
2012826,1441,2140.15%
2013825,731-413-0.05%
2014828,4702,7390.33%
2015830,2951,8250.22%
2016833,1632,8680.34%
2017837,9214,7580.57%
2018842,6264,7050.56%
2019844,0521,4260.17%
2020845,4781,4260.17%
2021846,9041,4260.17%

Bethlehem Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,94672.71%
Black or African American6,9539.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native1450.19%
Asian2,3233.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
Some Other Race5,5017.28%
Two or More Races5,7027.55%
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Bethlehem Population by Race

Bethlehem Population Pyramid 2022

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Bethlehem Median Age

36.1


Total

34


Male

38


Female

Bethlehem Adults

There are 61,690 adults, (13,023 of whom are seniors) in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethlehem Sex Ratio

Female

39,356

52.08%

Male

36,215

47.92%

Bethlehem Population by Age

Bethlehem Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethlehem Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All50.6%49.4%
Male47.2%52.8%
Non Family38.2%61.8%
Female28.4%71.6%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethlehem Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,3592.3750.6
Married10,7483.0774.4
Male1,8133.3247.2
Female4,1693.2528.4
Non Family12,6291.3438.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Bethlehem Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9403.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,4696.95%
High School Graduate16,07732.19%
Some College8,46616.95%
Associates Degree4,3408.69%
Bachelors Degree9,49419.01%
Graduate Degree6,15212.32%
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Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,1761,070695
Native American12211654
White31,79329,92612,459
2+ Races2,4972,179608
Black3,9193,344782
Hispanic12,5819,5811,392
Other Race3,1132,452275
Islander11

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%.

Bethlehem Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,198$45,147$34,988
Less Than 9th Grade$27,639$33,197$21,328
High School Graduate$35,481$41,057$30,361
Some College$39,875$44,940$32,463
Bachelors Degree$46,104$53,232$40,410
Graduate Degree$60,442$62,308$59,886

$40,198

Average Earnings

$45,147

Average Male

$34,988

Average Female

Bethlehem Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethlehem Language by Age

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Bethlehem Language

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.

Bethlehem Language

Bethlehem Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,0086,09627.70%
Multiple5,3761,09620.39%
Black6,4861,27719.69%
Asian1,77030617.29%
Native1221411.48%
White38,4533,4809.05%
Other1,489NaN%

16.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.33%

Male Poverty Rate

16.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethlehem

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%.

Bethlehem Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.42%
High School12.85%
Some College11.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.37%
Male Unemployed24.28%
Female Employed7.70%
Female Unemployed31.69%

Bethlehem Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethlehem Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,034$79,089
Families$70,034$95,488
Married Families$85,963-
Non Families$36,277$52,767
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Income by Household Type

Bethlehem Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethlehem Married by Age and Sex

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Bethlehem 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.

Bethlehem Marital Status by Race

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Bethlehem Marital Status

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3,683

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War497
First Gulf War415
Vietnam1,241
Korea476
World War II173

Bethlehem Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34302
35 to 54639
55 to 64480
65 to 74986
75+1,276

Bethlehem Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3287.14%
Black1553.15%
Asian462.16%
Other Race1223.09%
2+ Races320.81%
Hispanic4032.55%

Bethlehem Veterans by Race

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

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7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethlehem Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bethlehem Employment by Age

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Bethlehem Employment by Race

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Bethlehem Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.84%

Born in Bethlehem

90.19%

Native Born

9.81%

Foreign Born

5.00%

Non Citizen

4.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Bethlehem Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18602,8660.00%
18704,5121,6464.64%
18805,1936811.42%
18906,7621,5692.68%
19007,2935310.76%
191012,8375,5445.82%
192050,35837,52114.65%
193057,8927,5341.40%
194058,4905980.10%
195066,3407,8501.27%
196075,4089,0681.29%
197072,686-2,722-0.37%
198070,419-2,267-0.32%
199071,4281,0090.14%
200071,329-99-0.01%
201074,9823,6530.50%
201175,062800.11%
201275,142800.11%
201375,222800.11%
201475,302800.11%
201575,382800.11%
201675,462800.11%
201775,542800.11%
201875,622800.11%
201975,702800.11%
202075,781790.10%
202175,861800.11%
202275,941800.11%

Bethlehem Population by Year