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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 368,100
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 368,100
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 349,676
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 349,497
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
63.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 19,803
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 10.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 146,707
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 65.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $196,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,584
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $608
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $993
Building permits, 2018 476
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 137,239
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 23.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 86.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 78.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 29.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 633,017
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,351,173
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,889,547
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,062,377
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,550,392
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,624
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $60,116
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $30,988
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 8,555
Total employment, 2016 174,230
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 8,990,922
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 23,120
All firms, 2012 26,456
Men-owned firms, 2012 15,555
Women-owned firms, 2012 8,240
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,698
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 19,714
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,144
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 22,868
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,012.5
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.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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