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Bethlehem - Northampton county

Population 71,329

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 47 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. Bethlehem contains a population of approximately 71,329.

The People and Families of Bethlehem

In Bethlehem, about 44% of adults are married.

Bethlehem boasts a large population of senior citizens with a wealth of life experience.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Bethlehem had a median family income of $45,354. Interestingly, lots of people in Bethlehem have Bachelor's degrees (or better).

Political Inclinations

Political donors in Bethlehem favored George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $48,620. Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in the city.

Bethlehem Housing

Bethlehem has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 58% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Housing stock in the city might be described as older since the age of the average home is on the high side. Taxes on residences are higher here than most places in Pennsylvania, which may reflect a commitment to education in the city.

Commuting

In Bethlehem, 88% of commuters drive to work.
Bethlehem Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population71,329100%
Male34,09147.8%
Female37,23852.2%
Under 1814,94921%
18+56,38079%
65+12,78117.9%
Median Age36.2 
Average Family Size2.95 
White58,38281.8%
African-American2,5963.6%
Asian1,5852.2%
American Indian & Alaskan1830.3%
Other6,7329.4%
Mixed Race1,8272.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above)13,00218.2%
Median Family Income (1999)$45,354 
Population In Poverty9,97015%
Bethlehem Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
German18.8%
Italian9.4%
Irish8.8%
English3.8%
US/American3.7%
Slovak3.5%
Hungarian3.5%
Polish3.5%
Pennsylvania German3.1%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Portuguese1%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
French (except Basque)0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Russian0.7%
European0.6%
Swedish0.5%
British0.5%
Turkish0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
French Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Yugoslavian0.2%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Arab/Arabic0.2%

  


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