Living in Lehighton, PA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Lehighton SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
7
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
3

Lehighton, PA Crime Report

113
Total Crimes
2,141.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-16.63%
Below National Average

Lehighton, PA Cost Of Living

95
Lehighton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

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
5,313
Unemployment
10.4%
Poverty
23.0%
Median Home
$116,900
Median Income
$42,090
Median Rent
$698

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Rankings for Lehighton in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Lehighton, PA

Population over time in Lehighton

Year Population % Change
2017 5,313 -0.4%
2016 5,332 -0.5%
2015 5,360 -0.5%
2014 5,388 -0.7%
2013 5,427 -0.8%
2012 5,473 -0.4%
2011 5,495 -0.7%
2010 5,536 -0.2%
2009 5,548 -
Crime/100k Lehighton PA USA
Violent Crime 170.6 306.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.1 5.0
Robbery 19.0 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 151.6 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 1970.8 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 265.3 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1591.8 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 113.7 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lehighton

White
91.6% (4,869)
African American
3.3% (174)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.5% (80)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.4% (19)
Hispanic
3.2% (171)
Race Lehighton PA USA
White 91.6% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 3.3% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.2% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
9.0% (47,579)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (31,486)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.4% (81,864)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.4% (71,368)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (71,135)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.2% (91,426)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (74,167)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.2% (54,109)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.8% (4,198)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (3,964)
Income Lehighton PA USA
Less than $10,000 9.0% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.4% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.4% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.2% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.2% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.8% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Lehighton

Female
52.5% (2,791)
Male
47.5% (2,522)
Gender Lehighton PA USA
Female 52.5% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 47.5% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lehighton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (106)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (690)
High School / GED
45.0% (2,390)
Some College
11.0% (584)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (584)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (637)
Master's Degree
4.0% (212)
Professional Degree
1.0% (53)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (53)
Education Lehighton PA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 45.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 11.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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