Bethlehem demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,93227791
Median age35.340.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%40%43%
Speak English75%89%79%
Speak Spanish19%5%13%
Bethlehem, PA has a population of 75,110 and is the 470th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,932 per sq mi which is 1319% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 4240% higher than the national average. The median age in Bethlehem is 35 which is approximately 13% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Bethlehem, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 75% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 55% of Bethlehem residents were born in Pennsylvania, 29% were born out of state, 8% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Bethlehem is 1319% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Bethlehem is 13% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Bethlehem 79.33% of the population is White.
  • In Bethlehem 6.37% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Bethlehem 2.75% of the population is Asian.

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Bethlehem population breakdown by race

Black or African American6.37%11.03%12.63%
American Indian0.38%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race5.56%2.24%3.06%
Other race5.61%1.98%4.75%
In Bethlehem, 27.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Bethlehem, PA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).