Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 365,371 with a growth rate of 0.88% 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
2018368,1002,7290.75%
2017365,3713,1900.88%
2016362,1812,4610.68%
2015359,7202,0270.57%
2014357,6932,3170.65%
2013355,3766050.17%
2012354,7711,3560.38%
2011353,4153,2510.93%
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
White283,607
Some Other Race28,282
Black or African American24,878
Asian11,971
Two or More Races11,102
American Indian and Alaska Native822
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander112

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.4


Total

38


Male

40.6


Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 278,386 adults, (57,431 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

184,707

51.20%

Male

176,067

48.80%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All65.3%34.7%
Male50.9%49.1%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female41.2%58.8%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All137,2392.5665.3
Married65,9853.1783.9
Non Family45,1231.2450.4
Female18,8933.3541.2
Male7,2383.2350.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,6104.33%
9th to 12th Grade18,3917.50%
High School Graduate80,83632.97%
Some College41,22816.82%
Associates Degree22,7429.28%
Bachelors Degree43,44317.72%
Graduate Degree27,92911.39%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White179,668165,26759,526
Hispanic42,96831,1704,160
Other Race15,65210,6451,226
Black14,14111,9212,463
Asian8,2747,3014,756
Multiple Races3,9973,297844
Native American58545341
Islander621010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,129$46,401$32,066
Less Than High School$22,604$26,019$18,802
High School Grad$30,943$36,317$25,683
Some College$36,943$44,391$30,777
Bachelors Degree$53,576$67,537$43,720
Graduate Degree$74,498$96,642$60,599

$39,129

Average Earnings

$46,401

Average Male

$32,066

Average Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

76.61% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 23.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.59% of the population.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic80,59524,04929.84%
White233,04115,5496.67%
Other27,6178,51730.84%
Black24,0915,80124.08%
Multiple10,8872,39221.97%
Asian11,7941,21610.31%
Native80535343.85%
Islander11210291.07%

13.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.70%

Male Poverty Rate

14.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 91.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.75%
High School12.11%
Some College10.23%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.35%
Male Unemployed30.03%
Female Employed7.19%
Male Employed4.52%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,116$79,560
Families$71,857$91,995
Married Families$88,471$110,107
Non Families$36,337$50,152

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans

19,803

Number of Veterans

18,796

Male Veterans

1,007

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,942
First Gulf War2,554
Korea2,303
Second Gulf War2,090
World War II1,451

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,4298.12%
Hispanic1,2752.40%
Black6473.77%
Other2731.42%
Asian2152.37%
2 or More1693.30%
Indian7010.34%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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