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Emmaus - Lehigh county

Population 11,313

Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Emmaus, Pennsylvania is 4 miles S of Allentown, Pennsylvania and 44 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Lehigh county. The town is part of the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metro area. The population of Emmaus is 11,313.

The People and Families of Emmaus

In Emmaus, about 57% of adults are married.

Seniors are common in Emmaus.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Emmaus had a median family income of $54,120. Emmaus is one of the richer towns in Pennsylvania. A large stable middle class is one of the strengths of the town. There aren't a lot of poor people in Emmaus. The people of the town can point with pride to the large number of college graduates in the the town.

Political Inclinations

Among Emmaus political contributors, George W. Bush was favored among Presidential candidates in 2004, with $12,800. The Republican party attracted the largest share of donations from the town.

Emmaus Housing

Of the housing in Emmaus, approximately 64% is occupied by their owners. Newer housing units are not uncommon in the town. The average age of homes in Emmaus is noticeably higher than in other similarly-sized communities. The town offers a good supply of small apartments. Real estate taxes per home are higher in Emmaus than most places in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Emmaus, 93% of commuters drive to work. The layout of the town makes walking and bicycling easier than most places.
Emmaus Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population11,313100%
Male5,41247.8%
Female5,90152.2%
Under 182,39621.2%
18+8,91778.8%
65+2,16619.1%
Median Age39.6 
Average Family Size2.85 
White10,84895.9%
African-American790.7%
Asian2051.8%
American Indian & Alaskan70.1%
Other1000.9%
Mixed Race710.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1711.5%
Median Family Income (1999)$54,120 
Population In Poverty3953.5%
Emmaus Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German36.5%
Pennsylvania German9.3%
Irish7%
US/American6.8%
Italian6.2%
English5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)4.6%
Slovak3.7%
Polish2.8%
Dutch2.5%
Hungarian1.9%
French (except Basque)1.7%
Russian1.7%
Austrian1.6%
Ukrainian1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
French Canadian0.8%
European0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.5%
British0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Eastern European0.2%

  


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