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Allentown is a city in Lehigh County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after William Allen, early landholder and son-in-law of Alexander Hamilton
The latitude of Allentown is 40.608N. The longitude is -75.49W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 338 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 105,958.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Allentown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lehigh County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18101 ZIP code.
20% of Allentown residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Allentown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Allentown was $16,282, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Allentown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Allentown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $887.
Libraries in Allentown include Allentown Public Library, Parkland Community Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Allentown include WFMZ, WLVT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WDIY.
Lehigh County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allentown political report.
The average commute time for Allentown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Allentown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Allentown, PAPros: Allentown has a lot of highways, which makes it very easy to travel all over the Lehigh Valley via automobile. Blog about Allentown
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