Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Population 75,729

Bethlehem is located in Lehigh County, PA. The population is 75,729, making Bethlehem the 2nd largest city in Lehigh County and the 7th largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.

There are 24 public schools in Bethlehem with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Bethlehem is low , and there are 7 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bethlehem is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Bethlehem property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Bethlehem include Freemansburg, Fountain Hill and Middletown.

Bethlehem Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 11.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.9%

Crime Rate

24.12% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 74
  • Violent Crimes: 273
  • Robbery: 66
  • Burglary: 286
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

94.86% Lower than national avg.
  • 7 offenders in Bethlehem
  • 0.92 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

157 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 16
  • Registered Polluters: 22
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 109


High 16.1%
  • Pennsylvania unemployment average: 10.5%
  • National unemployment average: 8.4%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

24 Public Schools view public schools

There are 24 K-12 public schools in Bethlehem, PA and 18 private schools. Homefacts rates Bethlehem's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

7 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$235,000 compared to July 2019
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

21 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Bethlehem, PA issued 21 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Bethlehem, PA issued 78 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 78 permits, 27 were issued for single family homes and 51 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $706
  • 1 Bedroom: $866
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,101
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,420
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,501

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Environmental Hazards

157 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (161/161)
    Bethlehem, PA has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Bethlehem, PA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.35 Average
    Bethlehem, PA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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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 34.8°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, PA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Bethlehem, PA has no risk of hurricanes.
Bethlehem, PA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Bethlehem, PA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bethlehem, PA: $52,588


Unemployment in Bethlehem is 16.1%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 10.5% and 8.4% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 41.23%
White Collar - 58.77%


State Representatives

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

City Representatives

  • Charles W. Dent
  • Matthew Cartwright

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

15 FCC Towers view all