Lehighton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,367

Lehighton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,367, it is the 175th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4557th largest city in the United States. Lehighton is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually but its population has decreased by -2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,500 in 2010. Lehighton reached it's highest population of 6,615 in 1940. Spanning over 2 miles, Lehighton has a population density of 3,307 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lehighton is $51,302 with a poverty rate of 22.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $116,900. The median age in Lehighton is 44.3 years, 41.5 years for males, and 46.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males.

Lehighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lehighton was:

  • White: 94.86%
  • Black or African American: 3.27%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Two or more races: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lehighton, Pennsylvania is 5,367, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,329.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,500.

Lehighton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,04094.86%
Black or African American1743.27%
Asian801.51%
Two or More Races190.36%

Lehighton Population Pyramid 2020

Lehighton Median Age

44.3


Total

41.5


Male

46.1


Female

Lehighton Adults

There are 4,174 adults, (1,184 of whom are seniors) in Lehighton.

Lehighton Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehighton Sex Ratio

Female

2,791

52.53%

Male

2,522

47.47%

Lehighton Households and Families

Lehighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lehighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Female34.1%65.9%
Male33.8%66.2%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2782.2959.6
Non Family9451.1451.9
Married8573.0882.3
Female3403.234.1
Male1363.0633.8

3

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lehighton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1052.79%
9th to 12th Grade50413.38%
High School Graduate1,67744.52%
Some College40910.86%
Associates Degree39810.57%
Bachelors Degree45312.03%
Graduate Degree2215.87%

Lehighton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5793,006638
Hispanic844836
Black5050
Asian4343
Multiple Races1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 42.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,710$40,098$30,231
Less Than High School$20,281$21,607$16,146
High School Grad$33,176$36,776$22,075
Some College$32,195$41,552$26,736
Bachelors Degree$50,167$42,014$54,760
Graduate Degree$62,361$80,139$52,109

$34,710

Average Earnings

$40,098

Average Male

$30,231

Average Female

Lehighton Language

Lehighton Language by Age

Lehighton Language

95.92% of Lehighton residents speak only English, while 4.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Lehighton Poverty

Lehighton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,77694619.81%
Black174174100.00%
Hispanic1716839.77%
Multiple191157.89%

22.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.51%

Male Poverty Rate

22.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehighton is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehighton is White, with 19.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.56%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.55%
High School11.98%
Some College9.29%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.70%
Male Unemployed37.91%
Male Employed15.29%
Female Employed5.66%

Lehighton Income

Lehighton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,090$51,302
Families$54,864$62,417
Married Families$74,704-
Non Families$26,357$32,966

Lehighton Marital Status

Lehighton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lehighton Married by Age and Sex

Lehighton 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.

Lehighton Marital Status by Race

Lehighton Veterans

452

Number of Veterans

452

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
Korea70
Second Gulf War38
First Gulf War13
World War II

$Lehighton Veterans by Education

4.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehighton Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lehighton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.62%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.52% of Lehighton residents were born in the United States, with 84.62% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,367190.36%
20195,348190.36%
20185,329240.45%
20175,305190.36%
20165,286-25-0.47%
20155,311-49-0.91%
20145,360-35-0.65%
20135,395-29-0.53%
20125,424-36-0.66%
20115,460-35-0.64%
20105,495-42-0.08%
20005,537-377-0.66%
19905,914880.15%
19805,826-269-0.45%
19706,095-223-0.36%
19606,318-247-0.38%
19506,565-50-0.08%
19406,6151250.19%
19306,4903880.62%
19206,1027861.39%
19105,3166871.39%
19004,6291,6704.58%
18902,9590.00%