Allentown Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Allentown Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
121,442

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.6%
5 - 17:
18.8%
18 - 24:
12.4%
25 - 34:
16.1%
35 - 54:
23.2%
55 - 64:
10.0%
Over 65 Years:
11.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.5%
6.5%
High School Graduates
79.0%
79.0%
College Graduated
15.3%
15.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Allentown
$20,792
$20,792
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Allentown
$41,167
$41,167
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
25.7%

Employment Industries in Allentown

 
Healthcare
15.4%
15.4%
Manufacturing
14.2%
14.2%
Transportation
10.8%
10.8%
Retail
10.6%
10.6%
Accommodation
7.8%
7.8%
Administration
7.7%
7.7%
Education
6.8%
6.8%
Construction
4.4%
4.4%
Other
4.3%
4.3%
Wholesale
4.2%
4.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.2%
3.2%
Finance
2.6%
2.6%
Arts
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
52.5%
52.5%
White
32.4%
32.4%
Black or African American
10.2%
10.2%
Asian
2.8%
2.8%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.9%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
10.3%
10.3%
Irish
4.9%
4.9%
Italian
4.4%
4.4%
Pennsylvania German
2.1%
2.1%
Syrian
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
English
1.7%
1.7%
Dutch
1.1%
1.1%
Slovak
1.1%
1.1%
Hungarian
1.0%
1.0%
French
0.9%
0.9%
Austrian
0.8%
0.8%
Jamaican
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
Russian
0.6%
0.6%
African
0.6%
0.6%
Scottish
0.5%
0.5%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
Lebanese
0.3%
0.3%
European
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
52.8%
52.8%
Spanish
40.1%
40.1%
Arabic
2.7%
2.7%
Langs. of India
0.5%
0.5%
Vietnamese
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Allentown Residents:
19.2%