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0.68% growth
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Median Household Income
7.17% growth
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1% growth
Median Property Value
1.02% growth

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The economy of Lehigh County, PA employs 177,521 people. The economy of Lehigh County, PA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 3.12; 1.63; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lehigh County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (29,723), Manufacturing (27,305), and Retail trade (18,661), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,125), Utilities ($71,905), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,875).

Median household income in Lehigh County, PA is $60,498. Males in Lehigh County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Lehigh County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lehigh County, PA. In Lehigh County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,398. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Lehigh County, PA is home to a population of 363,147 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lehigh County, PA is composed of 238,336 White residents (65.6%), 84,789 Hispanic residents (23.3%), 21,056 Black residents (5.8%), 11,587 Asian residents (3.19%), and 6,074 Two+ residents (1.67%). The most common foreign languages in Lehigh County, PA are Spanish (52,452 speakers), Arabic (4,990 speakers), and Chinese (1,914 speakers), but compared to other places, Lehigh County, PA has a relative high number of Arabic (4,990 speakers), Other West Germanic (818 speakers), and Greek (748 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lehigh County, PA awarded 3,900 degrees. The student population of Lehigh County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,218 male students and 2,682 female students. Most students in Lehigh County, PA are White (2,833 and 72.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (432 and 11.1%), Unknown (271 and 6.95%), and Black or African American (199 and 5.1%). The largest universities in Lehigh County, PA by number of graduates are DeSales University (891 and 22.8%), Muhlenberg College (802 and 20.6%), and Lehigh Carbon Community College (764 and 19.6%). The most popular majors in Lehigh County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (206 and 5.28%), Registered Nursing (197 and 5.05%), and General Psychology (196 and 5.03%). The median tuition costs in Lehigh County, PA are $36,225 for private four year colleges, and $13,174 and $20,608 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lehigh County, PA is $198,800, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $196,800 to $198,800, a 1.02% increase. The homeownership rate of Lehigh County, PA is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lehigh County, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lehigh County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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