Lehigh Valley Demographics

People QuickFacts Lehigh County Northampton County  Pennsylvania
Population, 2013 estimate 355,092 299,791 12,773,801
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 349,497 297,735 12,702,379
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 1.6% 0.7% 0.6%
Population, 2010 349,497 297,735 12,702,379
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013 5.9% 5.0% 5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 22.8% 20.8% 21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 15.7% 17.0% 16.4%
Female persons, percent, 2013 51.3% 51.0% 51.1%
White alone, percent, 2013 (a) 85.1% 88.7% 83.2%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a) 8.2% 6.1% 11.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a) 0.8% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a) 3.4% 2.8% 3.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a) 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2013 2.3% 1.9% 1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b) 20.7% 11.7% 6.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 69.1% 79.1% 78.4%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012 85.4% 87.0% 87.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012 9.9% 6.6% 5.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012 21.7% 12.2% 10.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 86.4% 88.0% 88.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 27.4% 26.6% 27.0%
Veterans, 2008-2012 24,799 23,268 981,865
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012 24.1 27.3 25.8
Housing units, 2013 142,775 120,669 5,565,157
Homeownership rate, 2008-2012 67.7% 73.9% 70.1%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012 24.1% 18.0% 20.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012 $203,000 $218,100 $164,900
Households, 2008-2012 133,302 112,242 4,959,633
Persons per household, 2008-2012 2.55 2.55 2.47
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012 $27,961 $29,229 $28,190
Median household income, 2008-2012 $54,645 $59,551 $52,267
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012 12.9% 9.6% 13.1%
Business QuickFacts Lehigh County Northampton County Pennsylvania
Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 8,415 6,239 296,872
Private nonfarm employment, 2012 167,208 95,395 5,169,196
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012 7.3% 3.8% 1.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 2012 20,797 16,924 774,209
Total number of firms, 2007 27,183 21,066 981,501
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 4.6% 3.2% 4.6%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 S S 0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.5% S 3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F F 0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 8.3% 4.3% 2.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 29.5% 28.3% 27.0%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 7,031,570 3,923,120 234,840,418
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) D 9,815,918 142,859,202
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 5,081,208 3,405,008 166,842,778
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $15,047 $11,550 $13,323
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 546,275 384,787 19,625,449
Building permits, 2012 302 498 18,796
Geography QuickFacts Lehigh County Northampton County Pennsylvania
Land area in square miles, 2010 345.17 369.67 44,742.70
Persons per square mile, 2010 1,012.5 805.4 283.9
FIPS Code 77 95 42
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area ABE, PA-NJ Metro Area ABE, PA-NJ Metro Area
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts