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Allentown, PA
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Allentown profile

Living in Allentown

Allentown is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 125,094 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, Allentown is the third largest community in Pennsylvania. Allentown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

In terms of college education, Allentown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.25% of adults 25 and older in Allentown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Allentown in 2018 was $22,976, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,904 for a family of four. However, Allentown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Allentown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Allentown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Allentown, accounting for 54.52% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Allentown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Allentown include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Allentown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.43%.

The most common language spoken in Allentown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.