The town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is home to slightly more than 75,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence despite paying roughly $86 a month more in rent than the state average.
Bethlehem residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 39% of workers, while public transit is not used extensively. Relatively few commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Bethlehem has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Bethlehem. The five most common are healthcare, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and education. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $65,000, Bethlehem workers take home about the same as the average Pennsylvania resident. Bethlehem, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.