Bethlehem, PA Population

Population: 71,329. Estimated population in July 2020: 72,895 (+2.2% change)
Males: 34,091 (47.8%), Females: 37,238 (52.2%)

Zip codes: 18015, 18017, 18018, 18020.

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $35,815
Median house value: $97,400

Races in Bethlehem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.9%)
  • Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Other race (9.4%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

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

Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (12.1%), Italian (9.4%), English (5.4%), Polish (4.6%), Hungarian (4.1%).

Land area: 19.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bethlehem

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethlehem city

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

6.1% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.9% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -689 (-1.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Bethlehem:

  • MUHLENBERG HOSPITAL CENTER (2545 SCHOENERSVILLE ROAD)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM (801 OSTRUM ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bethlehem:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethlehem:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 44 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 47 miles; TRENTON, NJ; Abbreviation: TTN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethlehem:

  • ALLENTOWN QUEEN CITY MUNI (about 9 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: 1N9)
  • BRADEN AIRPARK (about 13 miles; EASTON, PA; Abbreviation: N43)
  • QUAKERTOWN (about 14 miles; QUAKERTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: UKT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Bethlehem:

  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,725; Location: 27 MEMORIAL DR W; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lehigh.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,128; Location: 3835 GREEN POND RD; Public; Website: www.northampton.edu)
  • MORAVIAN COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 1,590; Location: 1200 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.moravian.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 104; Location: 801 OSTRUM; Private, not-for-profit)
  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY (Location: 704 Decatur Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.reflexology.net)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bethlehem:

  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 11 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; EASTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,218)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 29 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 33 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,985)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; BLUE BELL, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,097)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ABINGTON (about 39 miles; ABINGTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,598)

Schools

Public high schools in Bethlehem:

  • LIBERTY HS (Students: 2,757; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FREEDOM HS (Students: 1,918; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY CHS FOR THE PERF (Students: 289; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Bethlehem:

  • BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HIGH SCH (Students: 810; Location: 2133 MADISON AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MORAVIAN ACADEMY (Students: 635; Location: 4313 GREEN POND ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CENTENNIAL SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 2196 AVE C; Grades: 2 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bethlehem:

  • EAST HILLS MS (Students: 1,350; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NITSCHMANN MS (Students: 952; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHEAST MS (Students: 820; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FOUNTAIN HILL EL SCH (Students: 637; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BROUGHAL MS (Students: 631; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DONEGAN EL SCH (Students: 546; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SPRING GARDEN EL SCH (Students: 530; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MILLER HEIGHTS EL SCH (Students: 461; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GOVERNOR WOLF EL SCH (Students: 388; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 385; Grades: KG – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bethlehem:

  • NOTRE DAME OF BETHLEHEM SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 1835 CATASAUQUA ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 375 HICKORY ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCH (Students: 332; Location: 3221 SANTEE ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 3100 HECKTOWN ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 1814 SECOND STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY INFANCY SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: 127 E 4TH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SS SIMON & JUDE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 714 WEST BROAD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY CHILD SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 1301 SIOUX STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CREATIVE KIDS CLUB (Students: 161; Location: 90 SOUTH COMMERCE WAY; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 108; Location: 1300 EATON AVE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Bethlehem:

  • BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,601,612; Location: 11 WEST CHURCH ST; 200,724 books; 12,299 audio materials; 7,121 video materials; 440 serial subscriptions)