Allentown, NJ

Allentown profile

Living in Allentown

Allentown is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,775 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Allentown is the 440th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Allentown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Allentown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Allentown who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (9.55%), and teaching (9.55%).

Also of interest is that Allentown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Allentown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Allentown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Allentown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Allentown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Allentown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Allentown in 2018 was $48,211, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,844 for a family of four.

Allentown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Allentown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Allentown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Allentown include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Allentown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.