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Lehighton - Carbon county

Population 5,537

Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Lehighton, Pennsylvania, in Carbon county, is 19 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania and 67 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. Lehighton contains a population of approximately 5,537.

The People and Families of Lehighton

In Lehighton, about 50% of adults are married.

Lehighton has an abundance of women! Well, at any rate the famale/male ratio there is higher than in most places. The town boasts a large population of senior citizens with a wealth of life experience.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Lehighton had a median family income of $35,673.

Political Inclinations

Political donors in Lehighton favored George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $4,500. Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in the town.

Lehighton Housing

Lehighton has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 55% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Housing stock in the town might be described as older since the age of the average home is on the high side. Lehighton, among other things, is known as a good place for singles and couples to rent apartments.

Commuting

In Lehighton, 88% of commuters drive to work. Start your engines: the good people of the town do a lot of driving.
Lehighton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population5,537100%
Male2,57846.6%
Female2,95953.4%
Under 181,24922.6%
18+4,28877.4%
65+1,17121.1%
Median Age40.1 
Average Family Size2.87 
White5,44498.3%
African-American190.3%
Asian250.5%
American Indian & Alaskan30.1%
Other20%
Mixed Race390.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above)370.7%
Median Family Income (1999)$35,673 
Population In Poverty77414.3%
Lehighton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German40%
US/American19.6%
Irish7%
Pennsylvania German5.4%
Italian5.4%
Dutch5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)3.9%
English2.3%
Welsh2.2%
Slovak1.5%
Polish1.3%
Scotch-Irish0.9%
Austrian0.9%
British0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
French (except Basque)0.4%
Czechoslovakian0.4%
French Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Russian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Slovene0.2%
European0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%

  


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