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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (PA)


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County population in 2012: 355,245 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 312,090 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 63,383
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,463
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 83,896
Renter-occupied apartments: 43,137 (it was 38,010 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 347 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 1018 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lehigh County: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (22.2%), Manufacturing (13.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 86%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years

Males: 169,312  (43.1%)
Females: 180,185  (56.9%)

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Lehigh County,PA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Lehigh County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,260 ($43,449 in 1999)
This county:

$53260
Pennsylvania:

$49520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $748 (lower quartile is $580, upper quartile is $914)
This county:

$748
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $207,300 (it was $112,100 in 2000)
Lehigh County:

$207,300
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,600 - $296,200

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $246,030
Here:

$246,030
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,716
Here:

$157,716
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $352,843
Here:

$352,843
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,956
Here:

$160,956
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,135
Here:

$228,135
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $60,254
Here:

$60,254
State:

$35,442

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,487
Here:

$44,487
State:

$97,532
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,509
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $522

Institutionalized population: 4,759

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $3,160 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,607 (1.4%)


Lehigh County household income distribution in 2009 Lehigh County home values distribution


Lehigh County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.7%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.7%
Lehigh County:

12.7%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lehigh County is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $974 a month.

Cities in this county include: Allentown, Fullerton, Emmaus, Catasauqua, Wescosville, Fountain Hill, Slatington, Dorneyville, Breinigsville, Hokendauqua.

Lehigh County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Lehigh County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.014 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.101 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 54 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.008 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.lehighcounty.org

Click to draw/clear Lehigh County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lehigh County: Twin Lakes Golf Course (A), Wedgewood Golf Course (B), Germans Corners (C), Holiday Plaza (D), Allentown Plaza (E), Apple Hill Ski Resort (F), Brookside Country Club (G), Lehigh Country Club (H), Locust Valley Country Club (I), Camp Helena (J), Camp Horseshoe (K), Camp Moritz (L), Hosensack Station (M), Blue Mountain House of Hope (N), Crystal Spring Farm (O), Saucon Valley Country Club (P), Jordan Bridge (Q), Dillinger Station (R), Neffs Volunteer Fire Company Station 16 (S), Goodwill Fire Company Station 10 Germansville (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crest Plaza Shopping Center (1), Crest Plaza Shopping Center (2), Trexler Mall (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lehigh County include: Upper Milford Church (A), Lowhill Church (B), Lynnville Church (C), Heidelberg Church (D), Western Salisbury Church (E), Union Church (F), Great Swamp Church (G), Wesleyan Church (H), Weisenberg Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Slatedale Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Grandview Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Cedar Hill Memorial Park (6), Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Thomas (A), Todd Lake (B), Ranger Lake (C), Catasauqua Lake (D), Fogelsville Pond (E), Moyers Lake (F), Sand Spring Lake (G), Frey Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cherith Brook (A), Swabia Creek (B), Tumble Brook (C), Indian Creek (D), Toad Creek (E), Switzer Creek (F), Leibert Creek (G), Haasen Creek (H), Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lehigh County include: Millbrook Farms Recreation Area (1), Devonshire Park (2), Laubach Park (3), State Game Lands Number 217 (4), State Game Lands Number 205 (5), Sand Springs Park (6), William Kennedy Athletic Complex (7), Trexler Game Preserve (8), Sherwood Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Berks County , Bucks County , Carbon County , Montgomery County , Northampton County , Schuylkill County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 15,378
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,331 (49% naturalized citizens)

Lehigh County:

6.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.6%

Lehigh County marital status for males
Lehigh County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lehigh County with a mortgage: 49,774 (4,277 second mortgage, 9,251 home equity loan, 286 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,456

Here:

66.2% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.56%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 179,632
Total congregations: 232

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents83,821 (46.7%)35,663 (19.9%)27,362 (15.2%)4,982 (2.8%)4,760 (2.6%)
Congregations27 (11.6%)54 (23.3%)50 (21.6%)6 (2.6%)10 (4.3%)
NameJewishEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodMoravian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4,250 (2.4%)2,383 (1.3%)1,888 (1.1%)1,735 (1.0%)12,788 (7.1%)
Congregations4 (1.7%)7 (3.0%)9 (3.9%)5 (2.2%)60 (25.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lehigh County - Allentown, Fullerton, Emmaus, Catasauqua, Wescosville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 64
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Lehigh County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Lehigh County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
This county:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 253
Lehigh County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lehigh County:

12.1%
State:

11.5%


Agriculture in Lehigh County:

Average size of farms: 148 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,694
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $548.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $74,555
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,161
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.93%
Corn for grain: 25967 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7445 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16908 harvested acres
Vegetables: 489 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,186 acres

Tornado activity:

Lehigh County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/5/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lehigh County-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 76% 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 33.9 miles away from the county 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 32.7 miles away from the county 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 21.0 miles away from the county 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 75.7 miles away from Lehigh County 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 63.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lehigh County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Lehigh County (%):





Lehigh County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 120,831 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 14,563 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,108 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 24 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 41 (0%)
  • Railroad: 79 (0%)
  • Taxi: 69 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 83 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 321 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,175 (3%)
  • Other means: 620 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,016 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

People in group quarters in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $56,993.

6.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%

3.57% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,477 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($20,209 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

2.89%
Pennsylvania average:

2.15%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Northampton County, PA  1.76% ($36,401 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.30% ($51,494)
from Berks County, PA  0.28% ($39,105)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.24% ($51,538)
from Kings County, NY  0.20% ($29,281)
from Carbon County, PA  0.16% ($29,123)
from Queens County, NY  0.14% ($39,415)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($517 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

0.09%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%

3.58% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,122 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($19,716 average AGI)
Lehigh County:

2.38%
Pennsylvania average:

2.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Northampton County, PA  1.64% ($41,431 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.39% ($42,520)
to Carbon County, PA  0.24% ($31,763)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.22% ($50,747)
to Bucks County, PA  0.20% ($42,233)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.16% ($30,493)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.11% ($36,063)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Lehigh County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Lehigh County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lehigh County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 53,249 (46,820 aged, 6,429 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16165.93
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 311.610
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41677.66

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1293.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967.520
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.92

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.05

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.41
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.8
  • Other - 14.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 52.4
  • Poisoning - 27.1
  • Suffocation - 22.2
  • Other - 15.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 340,504

Size of family households: 37,466 2-persons, 21,333 3-persons, 18,285 4-persons, 8,024 5-persons, 3,031 6-persons, 2,021 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 35,279 1-person, 7,282 2-persons, 817 3-persons, 294 4-persons, 96 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons.

84.7% of residents of Lehigh County speak English at home.
8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,593,745,000 ($4888 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $130,959,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $706,060,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $439,504,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,452,000
Federal grants: $245,239,000
Federal procurement contracts: $119,114,000 ($101,586,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $74,376,000 ($10,978,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,089,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $154,998,000
Federal Government insurance: $94,182,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 20,336
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16,562
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,377
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,628
Here +32 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lehigh County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 29.23 millions of gallons per day (37% from ground, 63% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 178
  • 3 rooms: 1,072
  • 4 rooms: 4,190
  • 5 rooms: 11,749
  • 6 rooms: 21,716
  • 7 rooms: 17,275
  • 8 rooms: 14,646
  • 9+ rooms: 13,011
  • 1 room: 1,400
  • 2 rooms: 3,358
  • 3 rooms: 9,330
  • 4 rooms: 9,562
  • 5 rooms: 7,046
  • 6 rooms: 3,856
  • 7 rooms: 1,821
  • 8 rooms: 972
  • 9+ rooms: 665
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 100
  • 1 bedroom: 1,479
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,086
  • 3 bedrooms: 43,640
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,493
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,098
  • no bedroom: 1,704
  • 1 bedroom: 15,130
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,556
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,439
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,563
  • 5+ bedrooms: 618
Cars and other vehicles available in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,593
  • 1 vehicle: 22,054
  • 2 vehicles: 39,575
  • 3 vehicles: 13,616
  • 4 vehicles: 3,796
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,262
  • no vehicle: 9,287
  • 1 vehicle: 18,632
  • 2 vehicles: 8,419
  • 3 vehicles: 1,280
  • 4 vehicles: 239
  • 5+ vehicles: 153

60% of Lehigh County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County:

60.2%
State average:

64.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lehigh County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41.9%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Utility gas (22.9%)
  • Coal or coke (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Electricity (44.0%)
  • Utility gas (30.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,011
Here:

13.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,857
Here:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,708
Here:

45.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lehigh County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lehigh County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lehigh County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Lehigh County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Lehigh County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 68 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,741$171,9821,664$179,6947,212$180,232824$62,31725$710,200396$119,02069$62,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED69$162,812122$196,820547$173,83593$35,5274$549,75032$115,68815$51,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED231$164,004257$149,3112,852$213,701357$42,0225$363,800168$113,73271$54,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN184$160,467188$189,2981,419$188,61899$67,4752$9,853,00068$120,0299$56,889
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS60$151,56735$156,257338$167,69238$76,5790$012$82,41712$39,583
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 61 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED264$210,947168$234,6962$128,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED102$241,06976$236,7504$93,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$222,70846$215,9350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$193,09516$204,8130$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$202,8674$215,0002$133,500
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Lehigh County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,65475.2 years
Mary2,34081.1 years
William1,99874.3 years
Anna1,69282.2 years
Helen1,57680.4 years
Joseph1,56874.5 years
Charles1,52575.9 years
Robert1,52372.6 years
George1,22175.5 years
Margaret1,04479.7 years
Most common last names in Lehigh County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1,02176.2 years
Smith80876.7 years
Snyder59077.4 years
Moyer39178.6 years
Williams38676.9 years
Roth34678.0 years
Kern32176.4 years
Jones29578.6 years
Hoffman25677.0 years
Peters24979.5 years
Businesses in Lehigh County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Kroger9
ALDO1LA Fitness1
AMF Bowling1La-Z-Boy3
AT&T4Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture6
Abercrombie Kids1LensCrafters2
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale3Lowe's1
Aerosoles1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters3MasterBrand Cabinets11
Ann Taylor3McDonald's14
Apple Store1Men's Wearhouse3
Applebee's2Motherhood Maternity4
Arby's4New Balance6
AutoZone6New York & Co2
Avenue1Nike29
BMW1Office Depot1
Bakers1Old Country Buffet1
Banana Republic1Old Navy2
Baskin-Robbins2Olive Garden1
Bath & Body Works3On The Border1
Bebe1Outback1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback Steakhouse1
Best Western1Pac Sun2
Blockbuster8Panera Bread4
Brooks Brothers1Papa John's Pizza3
Budget Car Rental3Payless4
Burger King6Penske5
Buybuy BABY1PetSmart1
CVS14Pier 1 Imports1
Cache1Pizza Hut5
Carson Pirie Scott2Popeyes1
Casual Male XL1Quality1
Catherines1Quiznos1
Charlotte Russe1RadioShack7
Chick-Fil-A2Ramada1
Chico's2Raymour & Flanigan1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Red Lobster1
Cinnabon 3Red Robin3
Clarks1Red Roof Inn1
Cold Stone Creamery3Rite Aid9
Coldwater Creek2Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1Ruby Tuesday2
Comfort Suites2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves3SAS Shoes1
DHL8SONIC Drive-In1
Deb1Sam's Club1
Dennys1Sears7
Domino's Pizza5Sephora1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts24Soma Intimates1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel5
Famous Footwear2Staples3
Fashion Bug2Starbucks6
FedEx49Subway27
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Super 81
Foot Locker2T-Mobile12
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC7T.J.Maxx1
GameStop6Taco Bell4
Gap1Talbots2
Gymboree1Target2
H&R Block12The Limited1
Holiday Inn6The Room Place3
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot2True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul25
Howard Johnson1UPS39
IHOP1Value City Furniture1
J. Jill1Vans3
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless8
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House2
Jones New York7Walgreens4
Journeys2Walmart2
KFC3Wendy's10
Kincaid2Wet Seal1
Kmart3Wingate1
Knights Inn1YMCA2
Kohl's2
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