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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Emmaus is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 11,360. Emmaus is in Lehigh County. Living in Emmaus offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Emmaus and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Emmaus are highly rated.
About Emmaus...
Population
11,360

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$993
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    8.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    200.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,122.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Emmaus

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,261
National
$55,322
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Emmaus Reviews

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Emmaus is a wonderful community just southwest of Allentown, PA. The East Penn School District is one of the highest rated in the area. Plenty of activities available. The community works together to provide events throughout the year. There are a community pool and a movie theater and a variety of eating establishments. There are opportunities for high school students to obtain their first employment experience. Lots of churches, a public library, playgrounds and sports fields round out the amenities found in Emmaus, PA.
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Emmaus is adorable. Living here can be expensive. But I can walk everywhere. The local coffee shop, bar, and movie theater are all within walking distance of most of the town. There's a public pool and a few parks. Most people are friendly. The high school kids are the most exciting part of the town, as far as deviants go. It is a very safe area, I walk around at night with no concerns. More local businesses are popping up and working together to create a more cohesive community, which is really great. The folks at the coffee shop know what I want when I walk in and always ask how my studies are going. This is the small town I always envied as a suburbs kid.
Gorgeous little town tucked in the south mountain region. It is a safe quiet area that is family friendly and close to shopping, but not directly in a busy city. Lots of local events and activities to do. I love it here!