Allentown Jobs

  • RN Registered Nurse Home Care

    Lehigh Valley Health - Allentown, PA

    REGISTERED NURSE INFORMATION & INTERVIEW EVENT Join us at our exclusive invite-only Information and Interview Event and learn how you can be part of our dedicated team. You’ll...

    from Lehigh Valley Health - 1 day ago
  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Regional. We Train!

    C.R. England - Allentown, PA

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Regional Division As a Regional Team Truck Driver, you can enjoy the life of a truck driver without having to travel across...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Executive Business Coach

    Vistage International - Allentown, PA

    Are you ready to be a CEO Coach with Vistage? CEO Coaches, or "Vistage Chairs" as we call them, are successful business mentors and the kind of person who can help CEO's, Business...

    from Vistage International - 1 day ago
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

:For the song by Billy Joel, see "Allentown ." :For the neighborhood in Pittsburgh, see Allentown Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. After Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it is Pennsylvania's third most populous city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 106,632. It is the county seat of Lehigh County. Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities that comprise a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley, with the cities of Bethlehem and Easton nearby. Allentown is 60 miles north of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, and 90 miles west of New York City, the largest city. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, a highly popular amusement park, is located near Allentown. In addition, two four-year colleges, Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College, are located in Allentown. Air transport to and from the city is available through Lehigh Valley...more

Allentown Economy

While many of Allentown's major industrial businesses have disappeared over the past two decades, the city continues to serve as the location of corporate headquarters for several large, global companies, including Agere Systems, Air Products & Chemicals, Mack Trucks, Olympus Corporation USA, PPL and others. The largest employer in Allentown is Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, with over 7,800 employees. Notable residents Allentown is the birthplace of, or home to, several notable Americans, including: *Leon Carr, Broadway composer and television advertising songwriter *Michaela Conlin, actress, Fox's Bones *Charlie Dent, member of Congress *Keith Dorney, former professional football player, Detroit Lions *Peter Gruner, professional wrestler known as Billy Kidman *Bob Heffner, former professional baseball player, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Cleveland Indians *Lee Iacocca, former chairman of Chrysler Corporation *Keith Jarrett, jazz musician *Michael Johns, health...more

Allentown Careers

Among the most common occupations in Allentown are Management, professional, and related occupations, 24%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 20%. Approximately 80 percent of workers in Allentown, Pennsylvania work for companies, 6 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Allentown Industries

The leading industries in Allentown, Pennsylvania are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21%; Manufacturing, 13%; and Retail trade, 12%. Simply Hired's Allentown job listings indicate that the following industries in Allentown are hiring the most workers:

Allentown Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania is $31,602, and the median income of households in Allentown was $33,658.
 

Average Salaries in Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA

$32,000
 

According to our Allentown Trends data, the number of Allentown, Pennsylvania jobs has decreased by 33% since October 2013.
Allentown job trends

Allentown Employment Statistics

Population of Allentown
Total population 105,231
Male 48.22%
Female 51.78%
Median age 34.2
  
Allentown Housing
Owner-occupied homes 50.7%
Median cost of a home $111,500
Median mortgage payment $639
Renter-occupied homes 49.3%
Vacant housing 8.8%
Median monthly rent $684
  
Average Income
Median for all workers $23,526
Median for all male full-time $34,878
Median for all female full-time $28,325
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 18%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 1%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13%
High school graduate 39%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 6%
  
Marital Status
Never married 35%
Currently married 42%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 13%
  
Race
White 71%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 2%
Other 19%
  
Allentown Commute
Carpool 11.6%
Public transportation 5.5%
Average travel time 23 minutes