Lehighton SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
3

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Lehighton (/li'hitn/) is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States, 77 miles (124 km) north of Philadelphia, and 54 miles (87 km) south of Scranton. In the past, it developed early industries because of water power from the Lehigh River. With the location of a repair facility here and its regional operations, the Lehigh Valley Railroad became for years a major employer of thousands of people from the area. Post-World War II railroad and industry restructuring led to job and population losses.
Population
5,332
Unemployment
10.1%
Poverty
20.0%
Median Home
$121,500
Median Income
$39,328
Median Rent
$724

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Map Of Lehighton, PA

Population over time in Lehighton

Year Population % Change
2017 5,332 -0.5%
2016 5,360 -0.5%
2015 5,388 -0.7%
2014 5,427 -0.8%
2013 5,473 -0.4%
2012 5,495 -0.7%
2011 5,536 -0.2%
2010 5,548 -

Crime in Lehighton Per 100k

Crime Lehighton PA USA
Violent Crime 248.0 313.3 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.8 5.3
Robbery 19.1 92.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 152.6 182.6 248.9
Property Crime 2098.8 1649.4 2362.0
Burglary 267.1 250.3 430.4
Larceny 1736.3 1297.7 1694.0
Car Theft 95.4 101.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lehighton

White
93.8% (5,002)
African American
2.6% (136)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.0% (53)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.3% (67)
Hispanic
1.4% (74)
Race Lehighton PA USA
White 93.8% 77.3% 61.5%
African American 2.6% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 3.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.4% 6.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
7.8% (41,589)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.9% (47,454)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.6% (83,179)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (65,050)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.9% (90,110)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.1% (107,173)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (58,652)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.7% (35,724)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.0% (0)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (4,265)
Income Lehighton PA USA
Less than $10,000 7.8% 6.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.9% 4.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.6% 10.0% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 9.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.9% 13.1% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.1% 18.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 12.7% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.7% 14.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.0% 5.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 5.5% 6.3%

Gender in Lehighton

Female
55.7% (2,971)
Male
44.3% (2,360)
Gender Lehighton PA USA
Female 55.7% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 44.3% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lehighton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.6% (136)
9-12th Grade
12.9% (685)
High School / GED
46.7% (2,490)
Some College
13.1% (698)
Associate's Degree
10.8% (574)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (534)
Master's Degree
2.4% (128)
Professional Degree
0.6% (32)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (51)
Education Lehighton PA USA
< 9th Grade 2.6% 3.3% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 12.9% 6.8% 7.2%
High School / GED 46.7% 35.6% 27.3%
Some College 13.1% 16.1% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 10.8% 8.2% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 18.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 2.4% 8.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 0.6% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.4% 1.4%

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