Located just an hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, the Lehigh Valley is no one’s suburb. It’s the 69th largest metropolitan region in the United States, and the third largest in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh Valley in relation to the Mid-Atlantic region

Check out the additional maps below, created and provided by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, to learn more about the fastest growing region in the state.

Base Map – Lehigh & Northampton Counties
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Existing Land Use
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Generalized Zoning
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General Land Use Plan
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Classification of Municipalities
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Major Industrial, Office and Mineral Extraction Areas
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Transportation Facilities
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Estimated Annual Average Daily Traffic for Major Highways
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Public Sewer Service Areas
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Community Water Supply Service
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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

By the Numbers
$3.65 Billion

Exports

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Air Products
By the Numbers
$62,489

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
By the Numbers
26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

By the Numbers
669,899

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
345,260

Labor Force

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

By the Numbers
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

By the Numbers
$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

By the Numbers
26.97%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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