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Social Characteristics of City of Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    41,537
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    26,128
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    62.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    13,351
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    32.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    13,928
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    33.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    5,932
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    14.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    2,526
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    1,194
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    9,674
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    23.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    6,225
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    15.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    15,409
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    37.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    12,471
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    4,285
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    15,128
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    36.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    9,865
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    23.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.73
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.43
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    113,599
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    41,537
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    36.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    14,001
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    12.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    38,873
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    34.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    10,656
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    9.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    8,532
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    4,518
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    4.0%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    43,451
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    20,505
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    47.2%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    16,419
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    37.8%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    1,358
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    933
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    4,236
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    49,171
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    21,130
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    43.0%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    15,460
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    31.4%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    2,525
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    5.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    4,128
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    8.4%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    5,928
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    12.1%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    2,195
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    1,442
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    65.7%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    67
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    69
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    63
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    115
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    16
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    3,581
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    1,258
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    35.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    349
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    346
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    197
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    366
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    10.2%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    1,258
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    845
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    67.2%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    787
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    62.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    31,418
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    1,437
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    1,525
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    13,599
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    43.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    6,387
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    8,470
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    27.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    72,784
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    6,525
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    9.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    10,199
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    14.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    25,669
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    35.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    13,262
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    18.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    5,372
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    7.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    7,883
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    10.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    3,874
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    5.3%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    77.0%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    16.2%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    87,700
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    5,203
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    116,778
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    21,251
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    18.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    31,090
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3,159
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    10.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    72,505
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    12,729
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    17.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    13,183
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    5,363
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    40.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    116,997
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    90,051
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    77.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    25,020
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    21.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    17,941
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    15.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    7,079
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    3,791
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    3.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    3,288
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    1,926
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    118,793
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    100,378
  • Percentage of Native persons
    84.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    87,496
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    73.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    58,372
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    49.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    29,124
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    24.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    12,882
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    10.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    18,415
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    15.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    18,415
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    8,421
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    45.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    9,994
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    54.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    31,297
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    12,882
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    12882%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    1,534
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    11.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    11,348
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    88.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    18,415
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    1,890
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    16,525
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    89.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    18,415
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    952
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    3,116
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    16.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    620
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    87
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    13,533
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    73.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    107
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    109,652
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    63,730
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    58.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    45,922
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    41.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    19,701
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    18.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    39,801
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    36.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    16,857
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    15.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    2,297
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    617
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    1,359
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    835
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    2,465
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1,392
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    118,793
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    3,453
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    2.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    2,647
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    194
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    76
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    2,027
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    3,067
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1,326
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    111
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    17,720
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    14.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    326
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    1,226
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    8,572
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    6,182
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    362
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    311
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    3,305
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    192
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    825
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    280
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    640
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    1,152
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    904
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    255
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    227
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    960
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    1,019
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1,368
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1.2%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.