Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel) is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is Pennsylvania’s third most populous city, after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Allentown holds historical significance as the location where the Liberty Bell (then known as the Pennsylvania State House bell) was successfully hidden from the British during the American Revolutionary War to avoid being melted down and cast into cannon’s.
In addition to the iron and railroad industries, Allentown also had a strong tradition in the brewing of beer and was home to several notable breweries. The silk and textile industries brought about economic recovery in the early 20th century. The Adelaide Silk Mill, one of the largest in the world at the time, opened in Allentown in 1881. By 1928, there were more than 140 silk and textile mills in the Lehigh Valley, making it the second largest industry in the region.
When visiting Allentown be sure to visit some of its wonderful attractions. Such as Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, a 200-acre amusement and water park with nearly 100 rides and attractions.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $30,784