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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    111
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    397
    525
  • Theft
    1,905
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bethlehem Reviews

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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.
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Bethlehem is alive and prosperous! With shops at the Sands Casino, historical downtown area, restaurant week, and Musikfest there is always something to do.
Although I was born and raised in Allentown, I have spent most of my adult years in Bethlehem,PA. Bethlehem is known for the Bethlehem Steel and Musikfest.

Bethlehem is a great place to raise a family!! The schools are top notch! I must say that so far, Nitschmann Middle School is one of the BEST in Bethlehem! As a parent, it is nice to know that there is someone, at school, talking with our children and pointing them in the right direction during these difficult adolescent years. That happens on a daily basis at this school. The students trust the teaching staff to discuss difficult situations that they are experiencing.

Bethlehem is also known for the local ice cream shop called The Cup. This is a great blast from the past ice cream parlour.

I am thankful to live in Bethlehem.