Bethlehem 72 Excellent
Bethlehem Livability #902 ranked city in Pennsylvania#9,906 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas
A+ Bethlehem Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Bethlehem Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Pennsylvania
100same as the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bethlehem cost of living
B Bethlehem Crime Total crime is 9% higher than Pennsylvania
Total crime
1,96324% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5124% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Bethlehem crime
D+ Bethlehem Employment Household income is 10% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$49,34911% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,43215% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Bethlehem employment
F Bethlehem Housing Home value is 1% higher than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$168,9009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9541% higher than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Bethlehem real estate or Bethlehem rentals
D+ Bethlehem Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%4% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Bethlehem K-12 schools
B- Bethlehem User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Bethlehem
Overall user rating
68% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
73% 8 total surveys
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Living in Bethlehem, PA

Located in the state of Pennsylvania, Bethlehem is a moderately-sized city with a population of 75,110 people. With a population density of 3,932 people per square mile, Bethlehem is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 79% of Bethlehem residents are White, 6% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Bethlehem are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 19% of the population also speak Spanish.

Living in Bethlehem can be a good experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Pennsylvania, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Bethlehem and in the areas around Bethlehem is a much easier task.

Bethlehem has a livability score of 72 out of 100 and is ranked #738 in Pennsylvania and #8,583 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Bethlehem ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). Regrettably for Bethlehem, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Bethlehem on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Bethlehem: Sands Casino, Dutch Springs Aqua Park, and Christkindlmarkt.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Bethlehem. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Bethlehem are affordable. Median real estate prices in Bethlehem come in at $168,900, which is 0.7% higher than the Pennsylvania average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bethlehem, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 9.7% higher than the Pennsylvania average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bethlehem area were 6.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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