Lehigh County PA Information


Lehigh County Subdivisions

Lehigh County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 357,679
Population in Households 348,861
Population in Familes 282,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,818
Population Density1 1,036
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 136,493
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 90,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,227 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,266 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,793 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $218,538
Average Home Value $261,364


Median Household Income $54,466
Average Household Income $76,067
Per Capita Income $29,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.41%
Households 0.35% 0.35%
Families 0.17% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lehigh County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lehigh County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 85th
Population Density1 # 5 94th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 17 76th
Per Capita Income # 11 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.