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Lehigh township, PA map Land area: 29.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 9,728 (53% urban, 47% rural)
Males: 4,933  (50.7%)
Females: 4,795  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,658 (9,012 owner occupied, 646 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

29%


Races in Lehigh township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.8
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.62

Lehigh township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,230 ($48,263 in 1999)
This township:

$62,230
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $709 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $818)
Here:

$709
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $226,144 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Lehigh township:

$226,144
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,505 - $319,906

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $235,340
Here:

$235,340
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $244,922
Here:

$244,922
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $80,460
Here:

$80,460
State:

$35,442
Population density: 328 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lehigh township: Harmony Grange (A), Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company 1 Station 47 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lehigh township include: Trinity Church (A), New Salems Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Salems Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Indianola Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bertsch Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lehigh township: Indian Trail Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 232 (78% naturalized citizens)

Lehigh township:  2.4%
State:  4.1%

78% of Lehigh township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 7977
  • Northeast: 1010
  • Midwest: 159
  • South: 198
  • West: 101
Lehigh township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
28 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,934
  • One, attached: 80
  • Two: 60
  • 3 or 4: 24
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 710

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,200


Housing units in Lehigh township with a mortgage: 1,696 (198 second mortgage, 341 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 785

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 89
  • 1995 to 1998: 145
  • 1990 to 1994: 339
  • 1980 to 1989: 750
  • 1970 to 1979: 859
  • 1960 to 1969: 432
  • 1950 to 1959: 294
  • 1940 to 1949: 162
  • 1939 or earlier: 746

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lehigh township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 373
  • 5 rooms: 686
  • 6 rooms: 796
  • 7 rooms: 586
  • 8 rooms: 499
  • 9 or more rooms: 394

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lehigh township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 49
  • 6 rooms: 88
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lehigh township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 780
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,851
  • 4 bedrooms: 561
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 160

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lehigh township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 71
  • 3 bedrooms: 128
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Lehigh township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 74
  • 1 vehicle: 797
  • 2 vehicles: 1,547
  • 3 vehicles: 633
  • 4 vehicles: 221
  • 5 or more vehicles: 133

Cars and other vehicles available in Lehigh township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 107
  • 2 vehicles: 114
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lehigh township:

  • German (33.6%)
  • United States or American (12.4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (9.5%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • Italian (6.3%)
  • Polish (4.3%)
  • Dutch (3.3%)

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

  • Syria (16%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • Ukraine (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Poland (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,412 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 371 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 159 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
28 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

93.8% of residents of Lehigh township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,657
  • In family households: 8,520 (2,349 male householders, 475 female householders)
    2,442 spouses, 2,794 children (2,581 natural, 76 adopted, 137 stepchildren), 148 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 97 other relatives, 129 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,137 (469 male householders (324 living alone)), 400 female householders (335 living alone)), 268 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,198 2-persons, 656 3-persons, 677 4-persons, 189 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 659 1-person, 169 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 9 5-persons,

1,746 married couples with children.
289 single-parent households (96 men, 193 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 91
Here:

32.0%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Lehigh township:

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