Bethlehem, PA
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Living in Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 75,781 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Bethlehem is the seventh largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some cities, Bethlehem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bethlehem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bethlehem is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethlehem who work in office and administrative support (11.07%), management occupations (9.27%), and sales jobs (9.02%).

Also of interest is that Bethlehem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another interesting thing about Bethlehem, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The overall education level of Bethlehem citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.49% of adults in Bethlehem have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bethlehem in 2018 was $32,492, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,968 for a family of four. However, Bethlehem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bethlehem is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bethlehem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethlehem residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bethlehem also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bethlehem include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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