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Overview
Population:65,101
Pop. Change:11%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area:Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
County:Carbon County
City:Penn Forest township, Lehighton, ... 28 total
Zip Code:18235, 18071, ... 14 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Carbon's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city complex  Location: East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border Elevation: 264 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Strategic locationEconomic cycles
Affordable housingSome unattractive areas
Attractive downtownEntertainment

Interesting Facts about Carbon County

As of 2014, Carbon County's population is 65,101 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.72 percent.

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The median home cost in Carbon County is $130,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Carbon County's cost of living is 6.30% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Carbon County public schools spend $14,356 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Carbon County.

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The unemployment rate in Carbon County is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carbon County jobs have Increased by 0.69 percent.


Ranked #15 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Large Metro Areas)
Ranked #17 Best Cities for Teleworking - Medium Metro Areas
Ranked #69 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #73 2005 High Gas Prices
Ranked #79 High Gas Prices - Which Cities are Hit the Hardest?
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Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Carbon County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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