Bethlehem, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 29,631 housing units in Bethlehem. This represents a 4% growth from 28,486 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 29,566 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 65 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Bethlehem is about 58.1%. Bethlehem's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.1%. Average household size is 2.34 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Bethlehem were built after 1952.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.10%
One Bedroom17.10%
Two Bedrooms23.20%
Three Bedrooms40.70%
Four Bedrooms12.90%
Five Bedrooms or more4%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.48
Median year structure was built1950
Median Value of occupied units$97,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$79,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.13
Median year structure was built1956
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$536

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage4.80%
Home Equity Loan9.20%
Simple Mortgage45.90%
Debt Free39.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19%