Lehighton, PA Population

Population: 5,537. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,523 (-0.3% change)
Males: 2,578 (46.6%), Females: 2,959 (53.4%)

Carbon County

Zip code: 18235

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $28,566
Median house value: $71,900

Races in Lehighton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (34.0%), United States (14.6%), Irish (6.9%), Dutch (6.2%), Italian (4.7%), English (2.6%).

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lehighton

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lehighton borough

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -482 (-8.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lehighton:

  • GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (11TH & HAMILTON STS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lehighton:

  • PALMERTON HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; PALMERTON, PA)
  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; COALDALE, PA)
  • NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR KIDS IN CRISES (about 17 miles; OREFIELD, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lehighton:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 24 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 35 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 36 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lehighton:

  • JAKE ARNER MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; Abbreviation: 22N)
  • BELTZVILLE (about 6 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; Abbreviation: 14N)
  • FLYING M AERODROME (about 7 miles; GERMANSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: P91)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Lehighton:

  • ARNER FLYING SERVICE (Location: 1001 COAL ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lehighton:

  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 21 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 21 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,725)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,128)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)

Schools

Public high school in Lehighton:

  • LEHIGHTON AREA HS (Students: 778; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Lehighton:

  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHR SCH (Students: 21; Location: 1349 GREEN STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lehighton:

  • LEHIGHTON AREA MS (Students: 797; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • TOWAMENSING EL SCH (Students: 387; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FRANKLIN EL SCH (Students: 307; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SHULL-DAVID EL SCH (Students: 247; Grades: KG – 04)
  • EAST PENN EL SCH (Students: 162; Grades: KG – 04)
  • MAHONING EL SCH (Students: 160; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle school in Lehighton:

  • SS PETER – PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 307 COAL STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Lehighton:

  • LEHIGHTON AREA MEM LIBRARY (Operating income: $104,659; Location: 124 NORTH ST; 21,173 books; 740 audio materials; 325 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)

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