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Population in 2012: 5,435 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 

Males: 2,496  (45.9%)
Females: 2,939  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18235.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,521 (it was $28,566 in 2000)
Lehighton:

$43,521
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,054

Lehighton borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,030 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Lehighton:

$133,030
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,099; Detached houses: $137,024; Townhouses or other attached units: $103,413; In 2-unit structures: $113,924; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $298,057; Mobile homes: $102,830

Median gross rent in 2012: $654.

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  • White alone - 5,172 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 202 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 60 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 27 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lehighton: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Irish (12.5%), Dutch (7.2%), United States (6.2%), Italian (4.1%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/02/1866

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 3,171 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Lehighton:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lehighton borough:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

79 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Lehighton, Pennsylvania as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lehighton to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,971 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,398 (1.8%)

Lehighton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (20.2 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (65.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Weissport borough, PA (0.9 miles ), Weissport East, PA (1.1 miles ), Dry Tavern, PA (1.3 miles ), Parryville borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Jim Thorpe borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Bowmanstown borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Palmerton borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Nesquehoning borough, PA (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 75.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,202 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 723 (29.5%)

Area codes: 610, 484

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Crime rates in Lehighton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000101000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.018.10.018.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 304132211202
per 100,000 54.20.072.218.154.136.236.418.318.536.70.036.4
Robberies 011205454451
per 100,000 0.018.018.036.20.090.472.991.573.873.490.618.2
Assaults 9177811115958810
per 100,000 162.5305.7126.3144.6198.3199.091.1164.792.3146.8145.0181.8
Burglaries 15820192330324339362328
per 100,000 270.8143.9360.8343.5414.7542.7583.0787.1720.0660.6416.8509.1
Thefts 13311011210914414715415816914111795
per 100,000 2400.71978.12020.61970.72596.52659.22805.62892.23119.82587.22120.31727.3
Auto thefts 5911381413101891310
per 100,000 90.3161.8198.454.2144.2253.3236.8183.0332.3165.1235.6181.8
Arson 311024400210
per 100,000 54.218.018.00.036.172.472.90.00.036.718.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 199.4169.9211.9199.0229.0298.8242.9262.3259.0245.4190.4191.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lehighton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -482 (-8.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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Average climate in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Lehighton-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Lehighton borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 24.4 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lehighton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from Lehighton center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from Lehighton center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carbon County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lehighton topographic map

Birthplace of: D. M. Balliet - Football player and coach, Joe Semanoff - College football player (BYU Cougars).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lehighton:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CARBON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 168 SARGENT STANLEY HOFFMAN BOULEVARD)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 800 MAHONING STREET)
  • GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 211 NORTH 12TH STREET)
  • MAHONING VALLEY NURSING AND RE (Nursing Home, 397 HEMLOCK DRIVE)
  • MAHONING VALLY CONV HOME (Nursing Home, PO BOX 336)
  • SUMMIT AT BLUE MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHAB CTR, THE (Nursing Home, 211 NORTH 12TH STREET)

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Local government website: WWW.LEHIGHTONBOROUGH.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lehighton:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,422)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 20 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,352)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 23 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,423)
  • Lehigh University (about 24 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,788)
  • Lafayette College (about 29 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 29 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)

Public high schools in Lehighton:

Private high school in Lehighton:

  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 1349 GREEN ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Lehighton:

  • SS PETER - PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 307 COAL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Lehighton, map of school districts: LEHIGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Lehighton:

  • LEHIGHTON AREA MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $110,512; Location: 124 NORTH ST; 18,905 books; 388 audio materials; 417 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lehighton: Lehighton Fire Department (A), Lehighton Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Huetten Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Hampton Inn (877 Interchange Road).

Court: North Penn Legal Services (122 Iron Street).

 
Carbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.6. This is worse than average.
City:

38.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.459. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.459
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.52. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

2.88
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lehighton and their reported violations in the past:

EAST PENN SOCIAL HALL (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
EAST PENN SPORTSMAN CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
JACK RIVER SMOKEHOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2003), St Boil Water Order (OCT-01-2003), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2003)
INN OF WILLIAM STODDARD (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2004), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2004)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-11-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-11-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FRAT. ORDER ORIOLES NEST #183 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUL-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lehighton that have no violations reported:

  • FRANKLIN TWP VOL FIRE CO #1 (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAUSTS FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LA ROSES SKATING RINK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GOFORE HOLE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HENNY'S PLACE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMPTON INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  63.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lehighton, PA

90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000

Lehighton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Lehighton, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Lehighton (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Lehighton Branch at 154 South First Street, branch established on 1969/04/01; Mahoning Valley Branch at 1279 Blakeslee Boulevard, branch established on 1975/11/21. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lehighton Branch at 120 North First Street, branch established on 1942/08/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Company: Lehighton Branch at 735 Blakeslee Blvd Dr East, branch established on 2006/06/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.6 mil, Deposits: $236.8 mil, headquarters in Jim Thorpe, PA, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corp.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Lehighton Branch at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Lehighton Branch at 904 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive E, branch established on 1995/09/28. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • The Jim Thorpe National Bank: Lehighton Branch at 145 South Fourth Street, branch established on 2002/03/06. Info updated 2009/01/30: Bank assets: $161.4 mil, Deposits: $145.0 mil, headquarters in Jim Thorpe, PA, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Jtnb Bancorp, Inc.
  • National Penn Bank: Lehighton Giant Branch at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lehighton at 145 Interchange Road, branch established on 1959/06/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Pa Lehighton Walmart Branch at 1731 Blakeslee Blvd Drive E, branch established on 2010/10/27. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lehighton, Pennsylvania:

  • Country Inn And Suites, 1619 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235 , Phone: (610) 379-5066, Fax: (610) 379-5064
  • Hampton Inn Lehighton, 877 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235 , Phone: (610) 377-3400, Fax: (610) 377-0597
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lehighton travel time to work - commute


Lehighton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Lehighton borough (based on Carbon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.53%
Here63.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents53.1%23.4%12.4%4.1%2.1%
Congregations24.7%24.7%18.3%10.8%3.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.0%0.7%0.7%
Congregations3.2%2.2%1.1%2.2%9.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Carbon County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Carbon County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Carbon County:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Here:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Carbon County:

29.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.4%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,956$35,7360$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,001$48,0062$1,616
Police Protection - Officers 9$38,393$51,1910$0
Police - Other 1$4,871$58,45215$5,320
Streets and Highways 7$39,053$66,9480$0
Welfare 1$1,968$23,6160$0
Sewerage 3$10,452$41,8080$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,054
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Electric Power 7$36,983$63,3990$0
Totals for Government 33$147,891$53,77919$7,990

Lehighton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($16.19)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($8.10)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,075,000 ($565.78)
    Police Protection: $572,000 ($105.24)
    Sewerage: $538,000 ($98.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $306,000 ($56.30)
    General - Other: $273,000 ($50.23)
    Regular Highways: $238,000 ($43.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $160,000 ($29.44)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($27.60)
    Fire Protection: $69,000 ($12.70)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($7.18)
    Housing & Community Development: $33,000 ($6.07)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($3.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($2.21)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.74)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($1.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.47)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($1.29)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,328,000 ($244.34)

Lehighton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,159,000 ($213.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $333,000 ($61.27)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($10.12)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($2.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $348,000 ($64.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $68,000 ($12.51)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,711,000 ($682.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $175,000 ($32.20)
    Highways: $95,000 ($17.48)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $413,000 ($75.99)
    Property: $95,000 ($17.48)
    NEC: $90,000 ($16.56)

Lehighton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $115,000 ($21.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($21.16)

Lehighton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,055,000 ($1666.05)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lehigh County, PA  1.29% ($31,763 average AGI)
from Northampton County, PA  0.72% ($38,206)
from Monroe County, PA  0.67% ($36,205)


5.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Carbon County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lehigh County, PA  0.86% ($29,123 average AGI)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.72% ($29,281)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.58% ($35,859)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lehighton:

  • WYNS (1160 AM; 4 kW; LEHIGHTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lehighton:

  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WBYX (88.7 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Lehighton:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lehighton, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Lehighton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 188 meters (617ft)
Total costs: $5,000
Total average daily traffic: 53,087
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,106

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lehighton, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lehighton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Lat: 40.838194 Lon: -75.687194, Call Sign: KB36945
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.890 MHz, 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2004, Expiration Date: 02/22/2014
    Registrant: Tuway Communications, 2115 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017, Phone: (610) 865-3811, Fax: (610) 865-3818, Email:
  • Rd 4 Fairyland Rd Franklin Township (Lat: 40.873139 Lon: -75.701028), Call Sign: KXZ861, Licensee ID: L00074719
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/1996, Expiration Date: 01/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co, Rd 4 2440 Fairyland Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235, Phone: (215) 377-2144
  • 11th & Hamilton Sts (Lat: 40.832861 Lon: -75.726306), Call Sign: WNHK437, Licensee ID: L00088148
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2001, Expiration Date: 11/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2006
    Registrant: Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, 1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18105, Phone: (215) 776-8500
  • MOBILES L3, Lat: 40.839083 Lon: -75.708278, Call Sign: WPJR427
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.680 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2011, Expiration Date: 09/18/2021, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 40.825000 Lon: -75.738889, Call Sign: WQBD829
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.812 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/24/2014, Certifier: Steven Mcavoy
    Registrant: Tuway Wireless, 2115 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017, Phone: (610) 865-3811, Fax: (610) 865-3818
  • Jake Arner Memorial Airport (Lat: 40.801750 Lon: -75.751583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.5 m, Overall height: 5.1 m, Call Sign: WQBI383
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014, Certifier: Paul C Smith
    Registrant: Vaisala, Inc, 7450 Industrial Parkway, Plain City, OH 43064, Phone: (614) 873-6880, Fax: (614) 873-6890, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COUNTRY JNCT, 6565 Interchange Rd. (Rte 209) (Lat: 40.855889 Lon: -75.587278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQJA930
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.1 MHz, 10642.5 MHz, 10617.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2008, Expiration Date: 07/10/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 211 N 12th St (Lat: 40.832028 Lon: -75.726833), Call Sign: KNKO225
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.3400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/09/2002, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • Arner Memorial Airport (Lat: 40.801750 Lon: -75.751583), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KKZ5, Licensee ID: L00003926
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2001, Expiration Date: 05/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2005
    Registrant: Carbon County Airport Authority, 2321 Mahoning Dr E, Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Carbon County Arner Memorial Airport (Lat: 40.801750 Lon: -75.751583), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WFC5
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2006, Expiration Date: 03/14/2016
    Registrant: Carbon County Airport Authority, 2321 Mahoning Drive, East, Lehighton, PA 18235, Phone: (570) 386-5025, Fax: (570) 386-4031, Email:
  • Carbon County Airport (Lat: 40.812306 Lon: -75.752139), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WRLB3198, Licensee ID: L00003926
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33951 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2001, Expiration Date: 01/17/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2006
    Registrant: Carbon County Airport Authority, 2321 Mahoning Dr E, Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Jake Arner Memorial Airport (Lat: 40.811667 Lon: -75.764444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQBR683, Licensee ID: L00003926
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2004, Expiration Date: 12/01/2014
    Registrant: Carbon County Airport Authority, 2321 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, PA 18235, Phone: (570) 386-5025, Fax: (570) 386-4031
  • Jake Arner Memorial Airport (Lat: 40.812222 Lon: -75.752500), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQFG204
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33951 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Certifier: Paul C Smith
    Registrant: Carbon County Airport Authority, 2321 Mahoning Drive, East, Lehighton, PA 18235, Phone: (570) 386-5025, Fax: (570) 386-4031, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lehighton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lehighton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$110,3617$112,42972$103,77822$44,3644$68,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$117,0000$06$126,1674$13,2501$79,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$98,7502$123,50036$112,19410$52,0009$106,8891$11,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$95,3331$122,00016$113,1882$27,5001$100,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$73,0008$104,6251$75,0002$73,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$130,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$152,0001$157,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$195,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Lehighton, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Payless1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1Subway3
FedEx1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
Long John Silver's1U-Haul3
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
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