Allentown, Pennsylvania

Population 118,974

Allentown is located in Lehigh County, PA. The population is 118,974, making Allentown the largest city in Lehigh County and the 3rd largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.

There are 35 public schools in Allentown with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Allentown is moderate , and there are 20 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Allentown is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Allentown property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Allentown include Dorneyville, Fullerton and Salisbury Township.

Allentown Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 21.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 15.4%

Crime Rate

6.61% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 199
  • Violent Crimes: 387
  • Robbery: 140
  • Burglary: 428
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

90.54% Lower than national avg.
  • 20 offenders in Allentown
  • 1.68 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

275 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 26
  • Registered Polluters: 24
  • Superfunds: 26
  • Tanks & Spills: 199

Unemployment

High 12.5%
  • Pennsylvania unemployment average: 8.1%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

35 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 35 K-12 public schools in Allentown, PA and 17 private schools. Homefacts rates Allentown's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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Crime view details

20 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$194,900 compared to January 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    7.5%
  • Rented
    53.2%
  • Owned
    39.3%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

345 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Allentown, PA issued 345 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 345 permits, 21 were issued for single family homes and 324 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Allentown, PA issued 9 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $721
  • 1 Bedroom: $845
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,076
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,392
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,458

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Environmental Hazards

275 Environmental Hazards

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  • Registered Polluters
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  • Superfunds
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1123/1149)
    Allentown, PA has 97.74% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Allentown, PA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.25 Average
    Allentown, PA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 28.88°
  • February 31.9°
  • March 42.08°
  • April 52.05°
  • May 61.97°
  • June 70.49°
  • July 75.23°
  • August 72.4°
  • September 65.42°
  • October 54.1°
  • November 43.4°
  • December 36.17°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Allentown, PA

Earthquakes
Allentown, PA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Allentown, PA has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Allentown, PA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Allentown, PA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Allentown, PA: $35,813

Unemployment

Unemployment in Allentown is 12.5%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 8.1% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 55.07%
White Collar - 44.93%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  • Sen. Patrick J. Toomey

City Representatives

  • Charles W. Dent

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

44 FCC Towers view all

2 Libraries view all