Real Estate Market Update for Bethlehem, PA
Welcome to October's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of October. The number of active listings was up 6% from one year earlier, and down 10% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 210-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 51%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 180-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 22% year-over-year, and decreased 21% month-over-month. Higher year-over-year figures indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Bethlehem, PA
Area Information for Bethlehem, PA
  • Population: 76,586
  • Median Age: 34.91 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 15.5 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 4,009/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 7.46%
  • Closest Airport: Lehigh Valley International
  • Closest College: Moravian College
  • Closest Jr. College: Triangle Technical Cllg-bethlehem Campus
  • Median Household Income: $45,162
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 17.2%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $133,500
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Reading Fightin Phils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 26%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Bethlehem, PA
Median Age: 34.91 Married: 29% Number of Households: 29,897 Households with Children: 8,630
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Bethlehem, PA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Northeast Middle School 0.2 mi Public 6-8 2 4
      Lehigh Valley Chs For Performing Arts 0.4 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Liberty High School 0.6 mi Public 9-12 2 3
      Thomas Jefferson El School 0.6 mi Public K-5 1 3
      St. Anne School 0.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Lincoln El School 0.8 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Marvine El School 0.9 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Gateway School Of Lehigh Valley 1.0 mi Private - 0 3
      Freemansburg El School 1.1 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Bethlehem Catholic High School 1.1 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      William Penn El School 1.1 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Donegan El School 1.2 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Spring Garden El School 1.3 mi Public K-5 3 5
      Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School 1.5 mi Public K-8 1 4
      Holy Infancy School 1.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Broughal Middle School 1.7 mi Public 6-8 1 4
      Nitschmann Middle School 1.9 mi Public 6-8 3-5 4
      Governor Wolf El School 2.0 mi Public K-5 2-5 4
      Calypso El School 2.0 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Miller Heights El School 2.2 mi Public K-5 3-5 4
      St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Academy 2.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 5
      East Hills Middle School 2.5 mi Public 6-8 3 4
      Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School 2.6 mi Catholic K-8 0 5
      James Buchanan El School 2.6 mi Public K-5 3 4
      Freedom High School 2.6 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      Bethlehem Christian School 2.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-4 0 4
      Bethlehem Avts 2.7 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Fountain Hill El School 2.8 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Notre Dame Of Bethlehem School 2.9 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Clearview El School 3.1 mi Public K-5 2 3
      Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Cs 3.2 mi Public K-12 3-5 4
      Chesterbrook Academy 3.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Covenant Christian Academy Of The Lee High Valley 3.2 mi Private K-8 0 0
      Kidspeace Broadway School 3.2 mi Private 2-11 0 0
      Asa Packer El School 3.2 mi Public K-5 4-5 4
      Cambridge Day School 3.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 4
      Hanover El School 3.6 mi Public K-5 5 5
      Moravian Academy Upper School 4.1 mi Private 9-12 0 3
      Southern Lehigh Intermediate School 6.2 mi Public 4-6 4-5 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.