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: 669,899
Gross Domestic Product: $40.1 billion
Median Age: 41.5
Median Household Income: $59,989
Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 
Labor Force Size: 344,623
Percentage of residents with a college degree: 41.4%
Population Growth % (Since Last Decennial Census): 3.5%

 

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Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$40.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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11% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

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$3.65 Billion

Exports

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Air Products
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$62,489

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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National Penn
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669,899

Population

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Olympus
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345,260

Labor Force

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Lutron Electronics
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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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NFI
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14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

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$7.4 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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Seedcopa
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10,328 degrees awarded by colleges and universities

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Fuling
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81,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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26.97%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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