Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White284,59078.48%
Some Other Race26,7677.38%
Black or African American25,2936.98%
Two or More Races12,5233.45%
Asian12,1653.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1480.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1270.04%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.2


Total

37.8


Male

40.5


Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 280,105 adults, (58,706 of whom are seniors) in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

185,562

51.17%

Male

177,051

48.83%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All64.8%35.2%
Male53.8%46.2%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female39.6%60.4%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All138,0082.5664.8
Married66,5893.1683.5
Non Family45,3571.2549.6
Female18,7583.3339.6
Male7,3043.2353.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,7234.35%
9th to 12th Grade17,4907.09%
High School Graduate81,24932.93%
Some College41,89216.98%
Associates Degree22,8149.25%
Bachelors Degree44,17317.90%
Graduate Degree28,42511.52%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White178,551165,25660,193
Hispanic45,10833,0244,871
Other Race15,17310,6591,029
Black14,66812,4802,335
Asian8,3887,2034,580
Multiple Races4,6123,9101,032
Native American69754370
Islander721912

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,659$48,498$33,119
Less Than High School$22,809$26,694$17,943
High School Grad$31,953$39,315$26,292
Some College$38,190$45,995$31,374
Bachelors Degree$54,765$68,542$45,476
Graduate Degree$73,464$95,137$63,512

$40,659

Average Earnings

$48,498

Average Male

$33,119

Average Female

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Language

76.19% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 23.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.96% of the population.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic84,00023,34127.79%
White230,74215,2716.62%
Other26,1467,38428.24%
Black24,5114,68819.13%
Multiple12,2031,93815.88%
Asian11,9699007.52%
Native1,11447642.73%
Islander12710885.04%

12.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.21%

Male Poverty Rate

13.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 85.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.27%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.18%
High School11.75%
Some College9.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,178$82,847
Families$74,928$96,016
Married Families$91,728$113,771
Non Families$37,419$51,528

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

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

18,900

Number of Veterans

17,950

Male Veterans

950

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,872
First Gulf War2,582
Korea2,094
Second Gulf War2,092
World War II1,286
Name Veterans % of Total
White17,6177.73%
Hispanic1,3182.38%
Black5763.25%
Other2731.50%
Asian1912.05%
2 or More1883.15%
Indian556.44%

$Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 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

60.75%

Born in Pennsylvania

88.53%

Native Born

11.47%

Foreign Born

5.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.53% of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 60.75% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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