Lehigh County PA Information

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Lehigh County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lehigh County PA Housing Affordability Index is 114
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lehigh County PA Wealth Index is 105
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 371,118
Population in Households 362,041
Population in Familes 291,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,077
Population Density 1,075
Diversity Index1 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,676
Average Household Income $85,512
Per Capita Income $32,547
Wealth Index3 105

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 149,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90,582 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 50,378 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,405 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $220,296
Housing Affordability Index2 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 140,960
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 93,467
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.65% 0.59%
Households 0.55% 0.53%
Families 0.39% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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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, 2019 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 # 18 75th
Per Capita Income # 12 84th

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