The mid-size city of Allentown, Pennsylvania is home to approximately 120,000 residents. With an average age of just under 35, the city's population skews decidedly younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 57% of residents are renters. At $966/month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.
Many Allentown residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Allentown workers bring in an average annual income of around $50,000, around $13,000 less than the average Pennsylvania resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Allentown has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (23%) compared to the national average. In addition, 9% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Allentown has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Many residents (34%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used widely. Relatively few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.