Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 

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Population

370,802

+4.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.8%

Median Income

$55,681

Median Home Price

$256,500

Median Age

39.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lehigh County, 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 Lehigh County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lehigh County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Allentown, Lower Macungie, 40 total
Zip Codes: 18102, 18103, 18104, 18052, 18062, 18109, 18049, 18036, 18080, 18031, 29 total
Cost of Living: -1.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level
lehigh, PA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lehigh County is 7.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lehigh County jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lehigh County's cost of living is 1.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lehigh County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lehigh County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lehigh county remained moderately Democratic, 53.1% to 45.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lehigh County's population is 370,802 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lehigh County is Real Estate: $256,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.

SCHOOLS
Lehigh County public schools spend $15,220 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.5 students per teacher in Lehigh County. More Education



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It's a good time to buy in Lehigh. Home Appreciation is up 17.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lehigh is $256,500.
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ZIP CODES IN LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
18102, 18103, 18104, 18052, 18062, 18109, 18049, 18036, 18080, 18031, 29 total

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