New Bethlehem, PA


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New Bethlehem is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 941 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Bethlehem is the 789th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in New Bethlehem was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, New Bethlehem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Bethlehem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Bethlehem is a borough of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Bethlehem who work in management occupations (16.27%), office and administrative support (10.54%), and personal care services (9.34%).

Being a small borough, New Bethlehem does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of New Bethlehem citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.57% of adults in New Bethlehem have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Bethlehem in 2010 was $27,178, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,712 for a family of four. However, New Bethlehem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call New Bethlehem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Bethlehem residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Bethlehem include Irish, Italian, Dutch, and English.

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

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