Our Community

The population that makes up the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area is diverse and brings to our community an eclectic mix of cultures, experiences, and lifestyles. Here is an overview of the demographic information we have gathered that paints a picture of the Lehigh Valley as a whole.

Two-County Population: 674,603
Gross Domestic Product: $43.3 billion
Median Age: 40.5
Median Household Income: $64,616
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% (as of November 2020)
Percentage of residents with a college degree: 31.7% (20.2% BA, another 11.5% post-grad)
Population Growth % (Since Last Decennial Census): 4.2% 

 

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$41.2 Billion

2018 Gross Domestic Product

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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10.6% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

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Lehigh Valley Health Network
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$3.8 Billion

Exports in 2019

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Air Products
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Lehigh Valley Electricians
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$65,119

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
672,907

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
358,000

Labor Force

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26.1% of Labor Force
Employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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5,073

Technology Patents

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Mack Trucks
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UGI
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Magestic Realty Co
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NFI
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14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

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Wells Fargo
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$7.3 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

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BB&T
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69th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

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Key Bank
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10,754 degrees awarded by Lehigh Valley colleges (2017-18 academic year)

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St. Lukes University Health Network
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85,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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149,000

Population between ages 18 and 34

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