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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Lehigh County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 360,774. Living in Lehigh County offers residents a suburban feel and 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 above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$993
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    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
    12%
    13%

Working in Lehigh County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,116
National
$55,322

Lehigh County 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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A lot of places and things to do, with great cities and suburbs. With places from Allentown and Bethlehem to suburbs like Hellertown and Coopersburg.
The Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania is a rapidly growing area. Due to that fact, there has been an increase the number of restaurants, bars, sports arenas, shops, and recreational activities. The Lehigh Valley is also very close to New York City and Philadelphia. These larger cities provide countless additional options regardless of one's interest. The upside to the Lehigh Valley is that there is access to larger cities but in an area where the cost of living is more affordable. There are many people who live in the Lehigh Valley and commute to work in New York City and Philadelphia so that they save on the cost of living.