Carbon County, Pennsylvania 

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Population

63,960

13% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$49,913

Avg. Home Price

$131,900

United States / Pennsylvania / No Metro Area / Carbon County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Carbon County, 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


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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Carbon County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Penn Forest, Lehighton, 28 total
Zip Codes: 18235, 18071, 18229, 18210, 18255, 18232, 18240, 18250, 18216, 18030, 15 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Carbon County is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carbon County jobs have increased by 1.67%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Carbon County's cost of living is 8.80% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Carbon County's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Carbon County's population is 63,960 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.53%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Carbon County is $131,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.70%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Carbon County public schools spend $15,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Carbon County. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Carbon

It's not a good time to buy in Carbon. Home Appreciation is down -1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Carbon Real Estate.

The median home price in Carbon is $131,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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MAPS OF CARBON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
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ZIP CODES IN CARBON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
18235, 18071, 18229, 18210, 18255, 18232, 18240, 18250, 18216, 18030, 15 total