Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population 2022

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 372,195 with a growth rate of 0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is the 11th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 350,164 and has seen a growth of 6.29% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
182018,8950.00%
183022,2563,36117.79%
184025,7873,53115.87%
185032,4796,69225.95%
186043,75311,27434.71%
187056,79613,04329.81%
188065,9699,17316.15%
189076,63110,66216.16%
190093,89317,26222.53%
1910118,83224,93926.56%
1920148,10129,26924.63%
1930172,89324,79216.74%
1940177,5334,6402.68%
1950198,20720,67411.65%
1960227,53629,32914.80%
1970255,30427,76812.20%
1980272,34917,0456.68%
1990291,13018,7816.90%
2010350,16459,03420.28%
2011353,4363,2720.93%
2012354,7591,3230.37%
2013355,3415820.16%
2014357,6362,2950.65%
2015359,7102,0740.58%
2016362,2982,5880.72%
2017365,5773,2790.91%
2018368,3592,7820.76%
2019369,3189590.26%
2020370,2779590.26%
2021371,2369590.26%
2022372,1959590.26%
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White279,73576.15%
Black or African American26,7017.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2080.33%
Asian12,2393.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1120.03%
Some Other Race22,1166.02%
Two or More Races25,2276.87%
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2022

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39


Total

37.5


Male

40.4


Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 283,942 adults, (61,356 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

187,689

51.09%

Male

179,649

48.91%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All64.7%35.3%
Male55.5%44.5%
Non Family48.8%51.2%
Female41.2%58.8%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All140,0722.5664.7
Married67,3673.1483.3
Male7,9563.1955.5
Female19,0703.3641.2
Non Family45,6791.2548.8

3.09

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,4244.16%
9th to 12th Grade15,8286.31%
High School Graduate81,96332.70%
Some College41,67016.62%
Associates Degree23,4999.38%
Bachelors Degree47,40718.91%
Graduate Degree29,86211.91%
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian8,4557,3224,917
White175,400164,29362,056
Islander676723
2+ Races11,5449,4472,692
Native American610497128
Black15,63313,6852,808
Hispanic50,14637,5696,214
Other Race12,8378,7981,023

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.15%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,113$50,802$34,571
Less Than 9th Grade$23,438$28,791$15,557
High School Graduate$33,109$39,968$26,949
Some College$38,744$47,399$31,467
Bachelors Degree$58,388$71,613$47,437
Graduate Degree$80,410$99,281$68,742

$42,113

Average Earnings

$50,802

Average Male

$34,571

Average Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

75.29% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 24.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.76% of the population.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,17948040.71%
Hispanic91,97925,45327.67%
Multiple24,9155,38221.60%
Black25,7845,21120.21%
Asian12,0201,1699.73%
White225,14513,3365.92%
Other5,980NaN%

12.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.83%

Male Poverty Rate

13.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 40.71% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.38%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.15%
High School11.77%
Some College9.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.40%
Male Unemployed23.41%
Female Employed6.27%
Female Unemployed28.88%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,214$89,112
Families$79,173$104,143
Married Families$98,082$121,832
Non Families$38,987$53,401
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Income by Household Type

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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17,352

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,158
First Gulf War2,689
Vietnam6,640
Korea1,576
World War II788

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,098
35 to 543,340
55 to 642,464
65 to 744,940
75+5,510

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,8397.04%
Black5713.06%
Native American547.05%
Asian1001.06%
Other Race1320.85%
2+ Races6564.58%
Hispanic1,6042.62%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.90%

Born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

88.06%

Native Born

11.94%

Foreign Born

5.37%

Non Citizen

6.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.06% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 58.90% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  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

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