Lehigh County PA Information


Lehigh County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 364,549
Daytime Population: Workers 187,404
Daytime Population: Residents 189,836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 377,240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 355,602
Population in Familes 287,493
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,947
Population Density2 1,056
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $59,256
Average Household Income $81,471
Per Capita Income $31,249


Total Housing Units 146,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,708 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,287 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,437 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $218,650
Average Home Value $254,951


Total Households 137,995
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 92,159
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 0.58% 0.57%
Households 0.41% 0.46%
Families 0.3% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


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, 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 # 10 87th
Population Density # 5 94th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 13 82nd
Per Capita Income # 12 84th

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