Lehighton, Pennsylvania 

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Population

5,314

10% Decline

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$42,500

Avg. Home Price

$124,900

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
Pros
-Strategic location
-Affordable housing
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Some unattractive areas
-Entertainment

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lehighton jobs have increased by 1.67%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lehighton's cost of living is 11.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lehighton's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lehighton's population is 5,314 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -10.15%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lehighton is $124,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.87%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lehighton

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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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ZIP CODES IN LEHIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA
18235