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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bethlehem is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 75,240. Bethlehem is in Northampton County. Living in Bethlehem offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethlehem there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Bethlehem and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bethlehem are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$993
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Bethlehem Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    669
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    248.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,492
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.7
    284
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Residents

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

Working in Bethlehem

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,880
National
$55,322
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I have been a Bethlehem resident for almost 20 years. I went to public schools in Bethlehem and had a wonderful experience. The historic part of the city is interesting and foodie central. Don’t miss it at Christmas time. Other landmarks in the city include the casino and Bethlehem steel. The Lehigh valley is with in driving distance from New York, Philadelphia, and the jersey shore. Bethlehem is full of friendly people and small businesses. The downtown shops are filled with unique boutiques and breweries. Also home to a number of historical sites and museums. It has something for everyone!
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Bethlehem has many good restaurants, stores, colleges, and nightlife. It can have a city feel while also giving you cute little neighborhoods. And you should see this town around Christmas!
I think Bethlehem is a great town! There are a lot of fun, family-friendly activities in the area. Bethlehem is a great place for families to live with children, as well as young adults/college students! There are a lot of churches, restaurants, and festivals to get involved with in and around the Bethlehem area.