Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 366,494 with a growth rate of 2.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is the 10th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017366,4947,7022.15%
2016358,792-4,321-1.19%
2016363,1132,6080.72%
2015360,5052,3790.66%
2014358,1262,4920.70%
2013355,6347140.20%
2012354,9201,5260.43%
2011353,3943,2300.92%
2010350,16459,03420.28%
1990291,13018,7816.90%
1980272,34917,0456.68%
1970255,30427,76812.20%
1960227,53629,32914.80%
1950198,20720,67411.65%
1940177,5334,6402.68%
1930172,89324,79216.74%
1920148,10129,26924.63%
1910118,83224,93926.56%
190093,89317,26222.53%
189076,63110,66216.16%
188065,9699,17316.15%
187056,79613,04329.81%
186043,75311,27434.71%
185032,4796,69225.95%
184025,7873,53115.87%
183022,2563,36117.79%
182018,8950.00%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White282,360
Some Other Race29,356
Black or African American24,174
Asian11,680
Two or More Races10,387
American Indian and Alaska Native701
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander134

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.5


Total

38


Male

40.8


Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 276,629 adults, (57,048 of which are seniors) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

183,963

51.27%

Male

174,829

48.73%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.3%15.7%
All65.8%34.2%
Male52.7%47.3%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female41.6%58.4%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All135,3632.5865.8
Married65,6003.1984.3
Non Family45,0441.2550.6
Female18,2513.4541.6
Male6,4683.3152.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Education

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,6524.37%
9th to 12th Grade18,4617.57%
High School Graduate81,30633.33%
Some College40,87716.76%
Associates Degree22,1249.07%
Bachelors Degree43,34117.77%
Graduate Degree27,17611.14%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White181,379166,57858,463
Hispanic40,40529,0064,621
Other Race16,04210,8551,344
Black13,69111,6072,189
Asian7,9826,9744,786
Multiple Races3,7503,172776
Native American56247182
Islander7088

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 59.96%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,348$45,546$31,008
Less Than High School$21,618$25,449$16,830
High School Grad$30,063$35,847$24,488
Some College$36,211$44,325$30,502
Bachelors Degree$51,611$63,966$40,734
Graduate Degree$71,136$92,205$57,324

$37,348

Average Earnings

$45,546

Average Male

$31,008

Average Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

76.94% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 23.06% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.90% of the population.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic76,80823,05230.01%
White235,63915,6206.63%
Other28,6569,02031.48%
Black23,3206,03425.87%
Multiple10,2112,57225.19%
Asian11,5089197.99%
Native68413419.59%
Islander13412694.03%

13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.64%

Male Poverty Rate

14.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 94.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.76%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.58%
High School11.43%
Some College9.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.86%
Male Unemployed28.34%
Female Employed7.55%
Male Employed4.36%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,685$76,292
Families$70,098$88,505
Married Families$86,111$105,298
Non Families$35,156$48,228

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

21,071

Number of Veterans

19,929

Male Veterans

1,142

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam7,242
First Gulf War2,787
Korea2,547
Second Gulf War1,990
World War II1,865

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+6,020
65 to 745,787
35 to 544,248
55 to 643,687
18 to 341,329

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,6538.70%
Hispanic1,2122.42%
Black6794.09%
Other2671.34%
2 or More2004.19%
Asian1862.13%
Indian8614.19%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Allentown11816112044322821.93%
Bethlehem 75013752932800.37%
Emmaus11215113941791.60%
Catasauqua643665441081.68%
Fountain Hill45974632350.76%
Slatington42324281491.16%
Coplay31923232401.25%
Macungie30743149752.44%
Alburtis236125632028.56%
Coopersburg23862478923.86%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990