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Allentown
  • City in Pennsylvania

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Allentown is a city in Pennsylvania with a population of 125,250. Allentown is in Lehigh County. Living in Allentown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Allentown there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Allentown and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Allentown...
Population
125,250

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    188.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    52.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    139.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    427.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,656.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  11%

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