Lehighton, PA 18235 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18235: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lehighton, PA 18235

Acceptable Alternative
Lehightn Boro, PA 18235
Lehighton Borough, PA 18235
Weissport, PA 18235

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 581
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,626
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 250
  • County: Carbon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.843, Longitude -75.694
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lehighton, PA 18235 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,428
Population in Households 19,155
Population in Familes 15,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 7,717
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 5,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,705 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,012 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 904 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $176,873
Average Home Value $203,791


Median Household Income $53,009
Average Household Income $63,995
Per Capita Income $25,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.01%
Households 0.01% -0.03%
Families -0.11% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Lehighton, PA 18235 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18235 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 207 88th
Population Density1 # 877 48th
Diversity Index2 # 768 54th
Median Household Income # 648 61st
Per Capita Income # 808 52nd

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