Lehighton, PA


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Living in Lehighton

Lehighton is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,314 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lehighton is the 259th largest community in Pennsylvania. Lehighton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Lehighton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lehighton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lehighton is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lehighton who work in office and administrative support (12.65%), sales jobs (12.07%), and healthcare suport services (7.52%).

One downside of living in Lehighton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.18 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Being a small borough, Lehighton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Lehighton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.59% of adults in Lehighton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lehighton in 2010 was $20,327, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,308 for a family of four. However, Lehighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lehighton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lehighton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Lehighton include Irish, Dutch, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lehighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Serbo-Croatian.