B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$932
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Bethlehem Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    111
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    397
    1
  • Theft
    1,905
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,291
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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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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Two years ago I packed my bags and left Southern California to move to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. My move to Bethlehem has been one of the best decisions in my life. Bethlehem is an amazing town with an endless amount of options when it comes to things to do. You name it, we've got it, and it's probably in walking distance! Bethlehem is a growing community that focuses on it's residents needs while offering plenty of different ways for residents to get involved in the community. Bethlehem is the perfect place for a young adult, or for someone looking to start a family. There are plenty of great schools in the area, and it is a safe, diverse, and easily affordable area.
Bethlehem is alive and prosperous! With shops at the Sands Casino, historical downtown area, restaurant week, and Musikfest there is always something to do.