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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$305,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    525
  • Theft
    388
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,434
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

    Allentown Reviews

    11 reviews
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    Rural but close to NYC and Philadelphia. Thirty minutes to the beach. Close knit small town.
    Review Allentown
    In town there are plenty of restaurants and some boutiques. There is a small town vibe but grocery stores and department stores are just 10 minutes outside of town.
    There isn't much besides working in a warehouse, at a school, or in a restaurant business. You have to travel if you want a real career.