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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$884
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    168
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    217
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    561
    525
  • Theft
    1,929
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,930
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Allentown Reviews

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Allentown offers all of the amenities you want from a city without having to live in an extremely large city such as Philadelphia or New York City. Located in the Lehigh Valley, this city has a large population but in a small area. Allentown isn't only center city, it has many nice suburban areas surrounding it. This is a place for people of all ages to live in and enjoy!
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Allentown is diverse! The food, the people, languages, etc. There are beautiful parks--great for runners. In fact, there is a half marathon through the parks each year. Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College are in the area.
Allentown is an old city and has been under reconstruction. When I first moved her, I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and friendly environment. There wasn't much to do because all of the main attractions were far outside of Allentown. Now, a lot of new stores and restaurants have opened up making Allentown a much more fun place to be. Also, the PPL center has just been built and host many events from Disney performances, concerts, hockey games, to many more other events. PPL appeals to many different communities in Allentown and has made it a better place to be.