Allentown, PA Population

Population: 106,632. Estimated population in July 2020: 106,992 (+0.3% change)
Males: 51,037 (47.9%), Females: 55,595 (52.1%)

Lehigh County

Zip codes: 18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18106.

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $32,016
Median house value: $76,900

Races in Allentown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.4%)
  • Hispanic (24.4%)
  • Other race (13.4%)
  • Black (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (8.4%), Italian (6.1%), United States (4.3%), English (3.5%), Polish (2.9%).

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Allentown

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Allentown city

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

9.6% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 3.5% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +968 (+0.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Allentown:

  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (1600 HANOVER STREET)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (FIFTH AND ST JOHN STREETS)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1ST FLOOR, ANDERSON WING, CEDAR CREST BLVD & I-78)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL (1200 S CEDAR CREST BLVD P O BOX 689)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (421 CHEW ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Allentown:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 37 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 53 miles; TRENTON, NJ; Abbreviation: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Allentown:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Allentown:

  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,334; Location: 2400 Chew Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.muhlenberg.edu)
  • ALLENTOWN BUSINESS SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 1,311; Location: 1501 LEHIGH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chooseabs.com)
  • CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,049; Location: 100 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cedarcrest.edu)
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 582; Location: 5151 TILGHMAN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: lincolntech.com)
  • HARRISON CAREER INSTITUTE-ALLENTOWN (Full-time enrollment: 148; Location: 2102 UNION BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • INFORMATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 117; Location: 2201 HANGAR PL; Private, for-profit)
  • ALLENTOWN SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 1921 UNION BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.asc-ssc.com)
  • WELDER TRAINING AND TESTING INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 17; Location: 729 E HIGHLAND ST; Private, for-profit)
  • OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN SCHOOL (Location: 215 E LEXINGTON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • JAN NAGY MODELING FINISHING SCHOOL (Location: 1244 HAMILTON ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Allentown:

  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,725)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,128)
  • LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; EASTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,218)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; BLUE BELL, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,097)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)

Schools

Public high schools in Allentown:

  • WILLIAM ALLEN SHS (Students: 3,277; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PARKLAND SHS (Students: 2,905; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LOUIS E DIERUFF HS (Students: 1,819; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SALISBURY SHS (Students: 470; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • ALLENTOWN SECURE TREATMENT UNT (Students: 13; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Allentown:

  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 301 NORTH 4TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY CHRISTIAN HS (Students: 171; Location: 1414 E CEDAR ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ALLENTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 3436 WINCHESTER ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Allentown:

  • SOUTH MOUNTAIN MS (Students: 1,294; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TREXLER MS (Students: 1,059; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • FRANCIS D RAUB MS (Students: 986; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SPRINGHOUSE MS (Students: 923; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARRISON-MORTON MS (Students: 902; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL EL SCH (Students: 737; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • SHERIDAN EL SCH (Students: 662; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • HIRAM W DODD EL SCH (Students: 653; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SALISBURY MS (Students: 644; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • UNION TERRACE EL SCH (Students: 609; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Allentown:

  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 1040 FLEXER AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CATHEDDRAL SAINT CATHERINE (Students: 535; Location: 210 NORTH 18TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • LEHIGH CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 279; Location: 619 SCHANTZ RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SWAIN SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 1100 S 24TH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 219 W SUSQUEHANNA ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 510 RIDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS SC (Students: 181; Location: 934 HANOVER AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART (Students: 171; Location: 325 N 4TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 2313 PENNSYLVANIA ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • LIFESPAN DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 128; Location: 1503 NORTH CEDAR CREST BLVD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Allentown:

  • ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,479,556; Location: 1210 HAMILTON ST; 219,225 books; 6,210 audio materials; 4,039 video materials; 609 serial subscriptions)
  • PARKLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $747,095; Location: 4422 WALBERT AVE; 62,067 books; 3,233 audio materials; 2,076 video materials; 162 serial subscriptions)

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