Lehigh County PA Information


Lehigh County Subdivisions

Lehigh County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 361,187
Population in Households 352,256
Population in Familes 285,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,931
Population Density1 1,046
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 136,398
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 91,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,507 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 46,891 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,251 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $217,222
Average Home Value $254,993


Median Household Income $56,725
Average Household Income $77,256
Per Capita Income $29,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.53%
Households 0.29% 0.38%
Families 0.16% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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, 2016 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 # 13 82nd
Per Capita Income # 12 84th

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