Allentown, New Jersey

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Allentown, New Jersey

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High Points

Allentown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allentown Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allentown People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Allentown Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Allentown Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Allentown Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Allentown College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Allentown Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Allentown Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Allentown, New Jersey

Comparing Allentown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Racial Diversity 8 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 3
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Housing Recently Built 4 4
People Living Alone 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 9

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Allentown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 08501
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.177
Longitude -74.583

Allentown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
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Allentown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,882 100%
Male 890 47.3%
Female 992 52.7%
Under 18 503 26.7%
18+ 1,379 73.3%
65+ 184 9.8%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,706 90.6%
African-American 121 6.4%
Asian 12 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.6%
Other 11 0.6%
Mixed Race 21 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 1.9%

Estimated Allentown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,858
Growth -24
Growth % -1.3%

Allentown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.4%
Italian 16.4%
German 14.1%
US/American 9.4%
English 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Polish 6.7%
Hungarian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Greek 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Russian 1%
British 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Jamaican 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Belizean 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Allentown 1,882 $79,843
Bordentown 3,969 $59,872
Chesterfield 5,955 $91,267
Hamilton 87,109 $66,986
Hightstown 5,216 $72,092
Roosevelt 933 $67,019
Upper Freehold 4,282 $78,334
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Serves 942 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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