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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Bethlehem is a suburb of Albany with a population of 34,912. Bethlehem is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Bethlehem offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethlehem there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Bethlehem and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bethlehem are highly rated.
About Bethlehem...
Population
34,912

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,227.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Bethlehem

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,384
National
$55,322
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Bethlehem Reviews

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Bethlehem is great but there is really not much to do if you are looking for night life. It is a short drive to Albany, where there are lots of great restaurants. There are also two malls close by - only about 20 minutes away. Bethlehem is pretty quiet most of the time with not much going on. If you drive around past nine o' clock, there is usually no one out and about. There is a great town park that is perfect for warm days and hosting events in the pavilion. This town also has the best two ice cream places around - The Jericho Drive-In and Tastee Freez.
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Many parents choose this neighborhood due to the quality education, and the secondary schools in particular do offer exemplary courses with dedicated teachers willing to teach and connect with students. It's also a rather safe suburb on the whole, and it's only ten minutes past the bridge to Albany.
Great, safe town. Beautiful and fun to walk and bike in. The four corners town square is a cute little place for any occasion. Great parks and good schools.