Lehighton, Pennsylvania 

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Population

5,332

-3.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$42,500

Median Home Price

$135,400

Best Places to Live in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Mid-sized city complex - East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lehighton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Lehighton, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Strategic location
Affordable housing
Attractive downtown
Cons
Economic cycles
Some unattractive areas
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What Bert Has To Say About Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area

The cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have a strong industrial and working class heritage, anchored by the enormous Bethlehem Steel works. The gigantic 500-acre mill complex, abandoned 20 years ago, and is still a formidable presence just south of downtown Bethlehem, and is likely to evolve at least in part to a preserved national park site celebrating our industrial heritage. The rest of the area is a center for mostly old-economy manufacturing with the Lucent Technologies spinoff Agere adding a not-too-prosperous high tech element. Binney & Smith, known worldwide as the maker of Crayola crayons, has its factory in the smaller Easton east along the Lehigh River.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Carbon County
Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Lehighton
Zip Codes: 18235
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lehighton is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lehighton jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lehighton's cost of living is 10.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lehighton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Carbon county voted Republican in 2016, 2012 and 2004, and Democratic in 2008 and 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lehighton's population is 5,332 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lehighton is Real Estate: $135,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%.

SCHOOLS
Lehighton public schools spend $15,080 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Lehighton. More Education



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Housing Market in Lehighton

It's a good time to buy in Lehighton. Home Appreciation is up 7.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lehighton is $135,400.

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Reviews for Lehighton   3 Reviews
Great place if you like tattoos and drugs - 9/6/2012
I have lived here since 1986 due to a job transfer and have hated it the whole time. Lots of people on drugs sporting tattoos and dragging 2-3 kids around - but... Read More

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Violent crime rate of 5? - 4/19/2009
I have no idea where this number came from. Lehighton is the only town I've ever lived in (or even visited) where I have absolutely no fears about taking my dog for a... Read More

Nice little town, but . . . - 4/19/2009
I lived in Lehighton for the first 35 years of my life, then I finally had to get out. I was going nowhere. Lehighton is known for people being born and raised there and... Read More


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