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Allentown is a borough in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Nathan Allen, son-in-law of settler Robert Burnet

The latitude of Allentown is 40.177N. The longitude is -74.583W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,859.


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Median household income
Local
$71,193
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Allentown demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Allens Town
18th-century mill town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Molly Pitcher, Revolutionary War heroine
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Allentown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Crosswick Creek Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Allentown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monmouth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Allentown residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $29,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of Allentown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Allentown include Allentown Historic Distric ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Allentown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,586.


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Libraries in Allentown include Allentown Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Allentown include Allentown Messenger-Press

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Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allentown political report.

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The average commute time for Allentown workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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