Thursday, July 05, 2012
Nazareth, Home of the Old Farts
Palmer Township, Hanover Township and Hellertown Borough are fighting neck and neck for second place, with 20% of their population in the near death category.
Community Development Administrator Lori Sywensky provided Northampton County Council with this and a few other tidbits yesterday.
* Impoverished female-headed households are at 78.6% in Stockertown, but only at 4.3% in Bethlehem Township.
* Outside of the cities, Stockertown, Tatamy, Wanutport, Pen Argyl, Bath and Northampton have the highest percentages of minority residents living in poverty.
* In Glendon and Tatamy, 81% of the homes are owner-occupied.
* Nazareth leads the County in rental units, at 52%. (Wind Gap is close behind, at 51.3%).
* Median values of Northampton County homes have risen from $120,000, in 2000, to $214,600 in 2010.
* The going rate for a 2-bedroom apartment in Northampton County is $954 per month.
Was Sywensky helping Council members excel in their next round of Trivia? No, she was explaining a 5-year plan for CDBG grants throughout the County