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Population of Bethlehem, PA

Last official estimated population of Bethlehem city (Lehigh County**, Pennsylvania state) was 75,135 (year 2014)[1]. This was 0.024% of total US population and 0.59% of total Pennsylvania state population. Area of Bethlehem city is 19.5 mi² (=50.4 km²)[6], in this year population density was 3,862.58 p/mi². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+0.05%/yr), Bethlehem city population in 2024 would be 75,519*.


Historical population

Historical population of Bethlehem city for period 1850-2014:

Bethlehem city on population map

Estimated population for 2014[1]. Click on flag to hide it.

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Annual growth rate

[1850-1860] +6.58 %/yr
[1860-1870] +4.64 %/yr
[1870-1880] +1.42 %/yr
[1880-1890] +2.68 %/yr
[1890-1900] +0.76 %/yr
[1900-1910] +5.82 %/yr
[1910-1920] +14.65 %/yr
[1920-1930] +1.4 %/yr
[1930-1940] +0.1 %/yr
[1940-1950] +1.27 %/yr
[1950-1960] +1.29 %/yr
[1960-1970] -0.37 %/yr
[1970-1980] -0.32 %/yr
[1980-1990] +0.2 %/yr
[1990-2000] -0.12 %/yr
[2000-2005] +0.68 %/yr
[2005-2010] +0.42 %/yr
[2010-2014] +0.05 %/yr

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Settlements near Bethlehem city

Allentown city population 6.2 mi, 248°
Northampton borough 7.6 mi, 304°
Catasauqua borough 5.2 mi, 291°
Hellertown borough 3.5 mi, 153°
Fountain Hill borough 2.2 mi, 222°
Coplay borough 7.4 mi, 294°
North Catasauqua borough 6.1 mi, 294°
Bath borough 7.2 mi, 350°
Freemansburg borough 1.5 mi, 86°
Glendon borough 7 mi, 72°


Sources, notices

*Calculated by population.us from last known population growth rate, not official data.

**Some cities are placed on more than one county. Only 1 county is shown.

[1] Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) 2014, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[2] City and Town Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010), archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[3] Places: 1990 and 1999 Populations, With Numeric and Percent Population Change, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[4] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980,

[5] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in history,

[6] Area, latitude longitude data, retrieved 02/23/2016

[7] Through the Decades, Overview 1790-2010, PDF, large files! >100 Mb

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