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Bethlehem
  • Town in Pennsylvania

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

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Bethlehem is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 75,571. Bethlehem is in Northampton County. Living in Bethlehem offers residents a dense 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.

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About Bethlehem...
Population
75,571

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    163.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    42.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    66
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    286.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,329.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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