Lehighton, Pennsylvania Census Data & Community Profile

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Lehighton GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Lehighton, PA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Lehighton, PA was 5,537.

Lehighton Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Lehighton was 2,578, which represents 46.6 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Lehighton, PA
There are an estimated 1,200 married men in the town. 57.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Lehighton are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Lehighton is 2,959 which is 53.4 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
There are an estimated 1,193 married women in the community. 49.3 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Lehighton, PA
The median age of people living in Lehighton, PA was 40.1 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Lehighton was 329. There were 4,288 people above the age of 18, which represents 77.4 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 21.1 percent of the population (1,171) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Lehighton, PA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Lehighton, PA was 5,498.

White Population in Lehighton, PA
The estimated White population in the Lehighton community is 5,444, which is 98.3 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
The estimated Black/African American population is 19, which is 0.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Lehighton, PA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Lehighton, PA was 3.

Asian Population in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 25.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Lehighton, PA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Lehighton was an estimated 5.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 2, while those of “two or more races” was 39 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Lehighton community was 37, or 0.7 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Lehighton, PA
The household population number in Lehighton was 5,447.

Group Quarters Population in Lehighton, PA
Group Quarters population in the community was 90.

Average Household Size in Lehighton, PA
The average household size in Lehighton is 2.31 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 2.87 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Lehighton, PA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 2,546 total housing units in Lehighton.

The number of occupied housing units was 2,362, or 92.8 of the total units in town. Of these, 1,303 were owner-occupied (55.2), and 1,059 were renter-occupied (44.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 184 vacant homes in Lehighton at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 1,236, with a median value in dollars of 71,900.

Monthly Owner Costs in Lehighton, PA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $850 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Lehighton, average costs per month were $331 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 2,746 people in the community had a high school degree, or 70.9 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
256 people in Lehighton also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 6.6 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Lehighton, PA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Lehighton was 635, or 14.7 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Lehighton, PA
In 2000, there were 1,184 people in Lehighton, PA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Lehighton, PA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 182 people in Lehighton who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 3.5 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
There were 2,436 in the labor force in Lehighton at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 54.9 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Lehighton was 21.5 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Lehighton, PA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $28,566. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Lehighton, PA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $35,673. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Per capita income in Lehighton in the last full census was 14,861. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Lehighton numbered 165, or 10.8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Lehighton, PA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 774, or 14.3 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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