Lehighton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lehighton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lehighton had a population of 5,378 as of July 1, 2017. Lehighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lehighton is located at latitude 40.8277 and longitude -75.7165 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lehighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Borough of Lehighton (GNIS ID: 1215047) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lehighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lehighton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,378
Daytime Population: Workers 2,351
Daytime Population: Residents 2,975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 5,288
Population in Familes 4,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 3,313
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $45,476
Average Household Income $53,847
Per Capita Income $22,715


Total Housing Units 2,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,170 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $141,530
Average Home Value $143,739


Total Households 2,232
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,394
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.42%
Households -0.39% -0.49%
Families -0.52% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Lehighton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lehighton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 238 87th
Population Density # 360 80th
Diversity Index # 644 63rd
Median Household Income # 1182 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1361 23rd

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