Lehighton, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,304 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 2,197  (41.4%)
Females: 3,107  (58.6%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18235.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,390 (it was $28,566 in 2000)
Lehighton:

$40,390
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,863 (it was $14,861 in 2000)

Lehighton borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,017 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Lehighton:

$134,017
PA:

$181,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $696.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lehighton: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.7%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Lehighton, PA (2010)
    • 5,17294.0%White alone
    • 2023.7%Hispanic
    • 601.1%Two or more races
    • 270.5%Black alone
    • 270.5%Asian alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Lehighton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Lehighton, Pennsylvania as of September 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lehighton is 214 to 1.


Crime rates in Lehighton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(54.1)
2
(36.2)
2
(36.4)
1
(18.3)
1
(18.5)
2
(36.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
2
(37.5)
4
(76.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(90.4)
4
(72.9)
5
(91.5)
4
(73.8)
4
(73.4)
5
(90.6)
1
(18.2)
4
(73.8)
4
(74.1)
2
(37.5)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(198.3)
11
(199.0)
5
(91.1)
9
(164.7)
5
(92.3)
8
(146.8)
8
(145.0)
10
(181.8)
7
(129.2)
11
(203.9)
10
(187.5)
8
(152.6)
8
(151.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(414.7)
30
(542.7)
32
(583.0)
43
(787.1)
39
(720.0)
36
(660.6)
23
(416.8)
28
(509.1)
34
(627.7)
21
(389.2)
27
(506.2)
14
(267.1)
14
(265.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(2,596)
147
(2,659)
154
(2,806)
158
(2,892)
169
(3,120)
141
(2,587)
117
(2,120)
95
(1,727)
118
(2,178)
104
(1,928)
74
(1,387)
91
(1,736)
84
(1,592)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(144.2)
14
(253.3)
13
(236.8)
10
(183.0)
18
(332.3)
9
(165.1)
13
(235.6)
10
(181.8)
8
(147.7)
10
(185.4)
10
(187.5)
5
(95.4)
6
(113.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(36.1)
4
(72.4)
4
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.7)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.9)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
2
(37.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)227.4296.7241.2260.5257.2243.7189.0190.2190.9197.0184.7193.1127.3

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City-data.com crime index in Lehighton, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Italian (8.6%), American (7.7%), Irish (6.2%), Pennsylvania German (6.0%), Dutch (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/02/1866

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 3,095 people per square mile   (average).

Lehighton, Pennsylvania map

73 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,516 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,585 (1.9%)

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: +1,611 (+30.3%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 485 (21.1%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Distribution of median household income in Lehighton, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lehighton, PA in 2017
Lehighton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Lehighton, PA
Historical housing units in Lehighton, PA
Most common industries in Lehighton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Apparel (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Utilities (5.8%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.8%)
  • Apparel (18.0%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Lehighton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Electricians (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Registered nurses (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)

Average climate in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0896. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0896
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/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.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Lehighton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% smaller 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from Lehighton 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 the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 272.4 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carbon County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lehighton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lehighton:

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

Airports and heliports located in Lehighton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lehighton:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,391)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 20 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 24 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lehigh University (about 24 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • DeSales University (about 27 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Lafayette College (about 29 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)

Public high school in Lehighton:

Private high schools in Lehighton:

  • PACKER RIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 50 MAUCH CHUNK ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 1349 GREEN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lehighton:

Private elementary/middle school in Lehighton:

  • BHA ACADEMY (Students: 28, Location: 325 ALUM ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Lehighton

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PINE RUN EAST BELTZVILLE SP (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-25-2013 and JUL-25-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CYPRESS PARK (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2012)
FRANKLIN TWP VOL FIRE CO #1 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2014), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-28-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2014)
FIELD HOUSE LEHIGHTON SCH DIST (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLATZS INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-22-2011 and SEP-22-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NEEB CAMPGROUND WHIPPORWILLL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MAHONING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009)

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

  • PINE RUN WEST BELTZVILLE SP (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAHONING VALLEY VOL FIRE CO 1 (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAHONING VALLEY AMBULANCE ASSO (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNNYS PIZZA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LA ROSES SKATING RINK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAUGHNS ACRES (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UKRANIAN HOMESTEAD (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORMAL SQUARE INN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEHIGHTON SUNOCO LLC (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAHONING VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
89 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000

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)

For population 15 years and over in Lehighton:

Marital status in Lehighton, PA
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Lehighton:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lehighton
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Religion statistics for Lehighton, PA (based on Carbon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant14,61352
Catholic12,41814
Evangelical Protestant1,94318
Orthodox2642
Other1623
None35,849-
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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Carbon County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Carbon County:

9.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.8%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.6%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lehighton:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lehighton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lehighton:

35.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Lehighton:

60.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Lehighton:

79.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lehighton, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$66,404$88,5390$0
Electric Power 7$63,965$109,6540$0
Streets and Highways 7$67,545$115,7910$0
Sewerage 3$18,078$72,3120$0
Financial Administration 2$10,301$61,8060$0
Other Government Administration 2$13,838$83,0283$4,850
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,829$45,9480$0
Police - Other 1$8,425$101,10022$15,966
Welfare 1$3,404$40,8480$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$3,163
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 33$255,789$93,01428$23,979

Lehighton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $334,000 ($62.97)
    Electric Utilities: $268,000 ($50.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000 ($12.25)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($11.31)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,465,000 ($1030.35)
    Sewerage: $1,169,000 ($220.40)
    Police Protection: $904,000 ($170.44)
    General - Other: $639,000 ($120.48)
    Regular Highways: $638,000 ($120.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $503,000 ($94.83)
    Central Staff Services: $217,000 ($40.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($36.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $170,000 ($32.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000 ($26.40)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($6.60)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($5.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($2.83)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.75)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.57)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $401,000 ($75.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($24.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $186,000 ($35.07)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($18.85)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($3.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,833,000 ($345.59)

Lehighton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,256,000 ($236.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $728,000 ($137.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($19.98)
    Other: $65,000 ($12.25)
    Parking Facilities: $26,000 ($4.90)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $108,000 ($20.36)
    Local Employee Contribution: $29,000 ($5.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $102,000 ($19.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $215,000 ($40.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $114,000 ($21.49)
    Interest Earnings: $100,000 ($18.85)
    Donations From Private Sources: $79,000 ($14.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($10.56)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,941,000 ($1308.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000 ($62.97)
    Highways: $108,000 ($20.36)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Property: $360,000 ($67.87)
    Individual Income: $354,000 ($66.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $118,000 ($22.25)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000 ($5.47)

Lehighton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,848,000 ($1291.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,338,000 ($1194.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($96.15)

Lehighton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000 ($13.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,262,000 ($1934.77)

5.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lehigh County, PA  0.92% ($39,297 average AGI)
from Northampton County, PA  0.64% ($41,608)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($40,427)


5.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lehigh County, PA  0.80% ($43,928 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($39,848)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.58% ($30,285)
Businesses in Lehighton, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid2
FedEx1Subway3
Ford1T-Mobile1
Giant1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hilton1UPS1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1

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.)
Lehighton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lehighton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.6mTotal length
  • $4,224,000Total costs
  • 51,801Total average daily traffic
  • 2,251Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,600Total future (year 1999) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lehighton, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lehighton, PA
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 in Lehighton, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lehighton, PA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 28. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lehighton, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.8%), and Outside Fires (15.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lehighton, PA
    • 24457.8%Structure Fires
    • 6715.9%Outside Fires
    • 6314.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4811.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lehighton, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lehighton, Pennsylvania:

  • Country Inn And Suites, 1619 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235 , Phone: (610) 379-5066, Fax: (610) 379-5064
  • Hampton Inn Lehighton, 877 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235 , Phone: (610) 377-3400, Fax: (610) 377-0597
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lehighton, PA
  • 52.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lehighton, PA
  • 37.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.2%Electricity
  • 12.3%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Coal or coke
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lehighton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Lehighton on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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