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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Table

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
375,539
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
374,557
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 374,557
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 349,497
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.1%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
81.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
28.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 17,270
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 12.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 150,315
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 64.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $224,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,667
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $675
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,156
Building permits, 2021 1,024
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 141,775
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 87.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 25.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 9.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 64.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 772,013
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,450,999
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,216,360
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,467,458
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $23,150
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 24.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $69,440
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $36,301
Persons in poverty, percent
11.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 8,614
Total employment, 2020 187,168
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 10,385,939
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 24,800
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,605
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,855
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,164
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 698
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,874
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,195
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,084.6
Population per square mile, 2010 1,012.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 345.33
Land area in square miles, 2010 345.17
FIPS Code 42077
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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