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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Lehigh County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 362,613. Lehigh County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. In Lehigh County, most residents own their homes. In Lehigh County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lehigh County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lehigh County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Lehigh County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    123
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    338.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,820.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    160.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lehigh County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,178
National
$55,322

Lehigh County Reviews

9 reviews
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Lehigh county is a beautiful area with both country and the city scenery. You can buy homemade honey from your local farmers street stand but also get a New York style bagel a little further up the street. You get to experience the best of both worlds in my opinion. Our schools vary from a variety of accredited universities along with more affordable community colleges as well. There are many outside activities to do during all four seasons which is a plus for out of town visitors and even local residents. Night life for the young adults is even rockin'!
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As a resident of Lehigh County for the entirety of my life, I have nothing else to really compare it to. However, I am pleased with my current living situation in this area. Most people that I meet take pride in living in Lehigh County and for good reasons too.
Nice people. Parks around the area are good to visit. Many are dog- friendly. Fair amount of restaurants and bars. Some city, some suburban, a bit of country- type living.