Allentown employment information

IndexAllentownPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$17,483$28,912$28,555
Median household income$36,578$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,293$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,049$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$25,212$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$18,944$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate9.5%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level26.3%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Allentown is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Allentown is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Allentown is 62% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Allentown is 69% higher than the national average.

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Allentown median earnings by income bracket

Allentown employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.2%0.2%
Manufacturing sector18.8%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.5%5.2%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%16.8%
Public administration3.0%2.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%3.9%
Education, health & social services10.3%35.0%
Other28.3%25.0%

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Dryville, PA729$105,93898%
Spinnerstown, PA1,796$105,41797%
Raubsville, PA991$101,16189%
Eastlawn Gardens, PA2,963$88,60666%
Laurys Station, PA1,236$88,55866%
Allentown, PA118,793$36,57832%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Athens, GA118,514$33,29338%
Midland, TX119,409$67,14426%
Vallejo, CA118,078$58,4729%
Santa Clara, CA119,525$93,84075%
Victorville, CA119,603$47,14212%
Allentown, PA118,793$36,57832%
Source: The Allentown, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.