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A Taste of Allentown, Pennsylvania

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ALLENTOWN?

  1. Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is Pennsylvania's third most populous city, after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 118,032 and is currently the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania.

  2. Today, Allentown's economy, like most of Pennsylvania's, is based in the service industries with some manufacturing. Deindustrialization has caused many of the factories and corporations headquartered in Allentown to close or move. For example, Mack Trucks is now located in Greensboro, North Carolina, LSI Corporation moved to California, and numerous factories have ceased operation. In 2010, Allentown was ranked number 9 of America's Dead Cities.

  3. Mayfair Festival of the Arts, an arts and crafts festival established in 1986, is held each May at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. The Great Allentown Fair runs annually, in early September, on the grounds of the Allentown Fairgrounds, where it has been held since 1889. The first Allentown Fair was held in 1852, and between 1852 and 1899 it was held at the "Old Allentown Fairgrounds," which was located north of Liberty Street between 5th and 6th streets. The J. Birney Crum Stadium plays host to the Collegiate Marching Band Festival, held annually since 1995, as well as other marching band festivals and competitions.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $32,016, and the median income for a family was $37,356.

  5. Allentown's climate is considered to fall in the humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Precipitation is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year.

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WNJE 1040 AM Flemington, NJ Sports
WPAZ 1370 AM Pottstown, PA Variety
WBYO 88.9 FM Sellersville, PA Christian Contemporary
WRDW 96.5 FM Philadelphia, PA Top-40
WPEN 97.5 FM Burlington, NJ Sports
WKRZ 98.5 FM Freeland, PA Top-40
WUSL 98.9 FM Philadelphia, PA Hip Hop
WRNB 100.3 FM Media, PA Urban Contemporary
WIOQ 102.1 FM Philadelphia, PA Top-40
WAEB 104.1 FM Allentown, PA Top-40
WVPO 840 AM Stroudsburg, PA News/Talk
WNJE 1040 AM Flemington, NJ Sports

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Demographics of Allentown, Pennsylvania

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

58.5%

12.5%

0.8%

2.2%

42.8%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Allentown, Pennsylvania


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Attractions -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2000 Oxford Drive, Allentown, PA 18103 (610) 791-0525  - (visit website)

  2. Beautiful Hair Concepts, LLC -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2000 Oxford Drive, Allentown, PA 18103 (610) 797-6610  - (visit website)

  3. Change Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   233 W Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101 (484) 788-0509

  4. Extentions & More -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   761 Saint John St, Allentown, PA 18103-3282 (610) 504-4214

  5. Nappy By Choice -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  At Nappy by Choice Hair Salon natural is in. People are turning away from chemicals like relaxer and going for a more natural look.  - 710 North 13th Street, Allentown, PA 18102-1200 (610) 351-2418

  6. Trendsetters Studio of Hair -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1917 South 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18103-4907 (610) 797-6610

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Duncan Travel and Tours -  Category: Travel -   At Duncan Travel and Tours, our mission is to provide customers with the best value, high quality travel-related services from the most preferred and reliable suppliers in the travel industry. No matter the type of traveler or the type of travel, each booking has one thing in common. All receive the same high level of courteous, timely, professional service. At Duncan Travel and Tours every customer is important!   - 2819 Whitemarsh Place Macungie, Pennsylvania (610) 967-5106  - (visit website)

  2. Lehigh Valley African American Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Services -   931 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1140 (610) 433-8929

  3. NAACP of Allentown -  Category: NAACP Services -  Allentown, PA 18103 (610) 791-1107

  4. Pennsylvania African TV Network -  Category: Media -   Black media outlet for news and information for Africans, Caribbeans, Afro Latinos, African American   - Allentown, PA (610) 737-8813  - (visit website)

  5. The Caring Place Inc. -  Category: Youth Development -   Youth Development Center. Helps inner city youth   - 931 West Hamilton Street Allentown, PA (610) 433-5683  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. My Weekend Kitchen -  Category: Caribbean, Soul Food -   345 Hamilton St. - Allentown, PA 18101 (610) 439-2764

  2. Nixx Jamaican & Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Jamaican & Soul Food -   130 N 7th St - Allentown, PA 18102

  3. The Caring Place Inc. -  Category: Soul Food -   Soul Food Restaurant 100% proceeds benefits the Caring Place, Youth Development Center   931 West Hamilton Street - Allentown, PA (610) 433-5683  - (visit website)

  4. Winston's -  Category: Caribbean, Soul Food -   619 N 7th St - Allentown, PA 18102 (484) 221-9682

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CHURCHES



  1. St. James African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church -  410 Union Street Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 435-0480

  2. Union Baptist Church -  302 North 6th Street, Allentown, PA 18102-3314 (610) 434-3161

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Wisecrackers Comedy Club -  Category: Entertainment -   MacArthur Blvd Route 145 1-(866) 424-2411 (570) 788-8451 -  - (visit website)

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