Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 371,236 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 6.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021371,2369590.26%
2020370,2779590.26%
2019369,3189590.26%
2018368,3592,7820.76%
2017365,5773,2790.91%
2016362,2982,5880.72%
2015359,7102,0740.58%
2014357,6362,2950.65%
2013355,3415820.16%
2012354,7591,3230.37%
2011353,4363,2720.93%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.26%
County Website
Founded
March 6, 1812
County Seat
2010 Population
350,164
Growth Since 2010
6.02%
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White289,54579.32%
Black or African American26,9327.38%
Some Other Race22,4606.15%
Two or More Races12,6873.48%
Asian12,2203.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0300.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1780.05%
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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.1


Total

37.5


Male

40.5


Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 282,266 adults, (60,102 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

186,482

51.08%

Male

178,570

48.92%

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
Married82.8%17.2%
All64.4%35.6%
Male51.6%48.4%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Female40.2%59.8%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All138,7142.5664.4
Married67,0043.1682.8
Non Family44,7801.2549.4
Female18,9553.340.2
Male7,9753.2251.6

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 Grade10,6014.26%
9th to 12th Grade16,8586.77%
High School Graduate81,97632.94%
Some College42,19616.95%
Associates Degree22,8569.18%
Bachelors Degree44,82918.01%
Graduate Degree29,57511.88%
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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
White177,151164,82361,615
Hispanic47,77835,2905,189
Black15,59613,4712,342
Other Race13,3049,2341,092
Asian8,5037,3154,451
2+ Races4,6893,9181,099
Native American60449059
Islander912410

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.35%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,286$49,598$33,930
Less Than 9th Grade$23,441$27,124$17,279
High School Graduate$32,254$39,087$26,806
Some College$38,140$46,491$31,163
Bachelors Degree$57,831$70,169$47,454
Graduate Degree$77,269$96,614$66,068

$41,286

Average Earnings

$49,598

Average Male

$33,930

Average Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

75.42% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 24.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.53% of the population.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic88,08623,98227.23%
White227,89214,5786.40%
Other21,9975,50225.01%
Black26,1235,14819.71%
Multiple12,3132,24218.21%
Asian11,9949598.00%
Native1,00149849.75%
Islander17812871.91%

12.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.28%

Male Poverty Rate

13.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 71.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.25%.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.76%
High School11.48%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.81%
Male Unemployed21.50%
Female Employed6.52%
Male Employed4.44%

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$63,897$86,346
Families$76,419$99,815
Married Families$94,291$118,217
Non Families$38,537$53,279
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Income by Household Type

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

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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18,261

Number of Veterans

17,310

Male Veterans

951

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,956
First Gulf War2,595
Second Gulf War2,069
Korea1,908
World War II996

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+5,459
65 to 745,341
35 to 543,453
55 to 642,909
18 to 341,099

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,0597.38%
Hispanic1,3612.32%
Black6263.33%
2+ Races2373.85%
Other Race1761.13%
Asian1291.36%
Native American344.66%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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59.68%

Born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

88.23%

Native Born

11.77%

Foreign Born

5.14%

Non Citizen

6.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.23% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 59.68% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.14% 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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