Lehigh County
Old Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, October 2011
Official seal of Lehigh County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lehigh County
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°37′N 75°35′W / 40.61°N 75.59°W / 40.61; -75.59
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
FoundedMarch 6, 1812
Named forLehigh River
SeatAllentown
Largest cityAllentown
Area
 • Total348 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Land345 sq mi (890 km2)
 • Water3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
369,318
 • Density1,046/sq mi (404/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.lehighcounty.org

Lehigh County (Pennsylvania Dutch: Lechaa Kaundi) is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 374,557.[1] Its county seat is Allentown, the state's third largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.[2]

Lehigh County falls geographically between two Pennsylvania Appalachian mountain ranges, Blue Mountain to the county's north and South Mountain to its south. The county is 61.6 miles (99.1 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 99.7 miles (160.5 km) west of New York City.

Lehigh County is the most populated of the two counties that comprise the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. It is one of the fastest-growing counties in Pennsylvania[3][4] and part of the Philadelphia television market, the nation's fourth largest.

History

Shelter House in Emmaus, constructed in 1734 by Pennsylvania German settlers, is believed to be the oldest continuously occupied building structure in both Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley and among the oldest still-standing building structures in Pennsylvania[5][6]
Shelter House in Emmaus, constructed in 1734 by Pennsylvania German settlers, is believed to be the oldest continuously occupied building structure in both Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley and among the oldest still-standing building structures in Pennsylvania[5][6]
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, erected in 1899 at Seventh and Hamilton Streets in Center City Allentown, honors men from Allentown and its suburbs killed in their volunteer service in the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment and other Union Army units during the American Civil War
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, erected in 1899 at Seventh and Hamilton Streets in Center City Allentown, honors men from Allentown and its suburbs killed in their volunteer service in the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment and other Union Army units during the American Civil War

Settlement and founding

Lehigh County was first settled around 1730 and was formed in 1812 when Northampton County was divided into two counties. The county is named after the Lehigh River, a 109-mile-long (175 km) river that runs through the county and whose name is derived from the Lenape Indian term Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks."[7] Shelter House, constructed in Emmaus in 1734 by Pennsylvania Dutch settlers, is the oldest continuously occupied structure in both Lehigh County and Lehigh Valley and among the oldest still-standing building structures in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.[8][9]

American Revolutionary War

See also: Liberty Bell Museum

Some of the first resistance to British colonialism, which led ultimately to the American Revolutionary War, began in present day Lehigh County. On December 21, 1774, a Committee of Observation was formed by local American patriots. With the Declaration of Independence, the Colonial British government in Allentown began to break down and patriot militias took control, pressuring Tories out of the Allentown area, and plans were made for the raising of a patriot militia.

After General George Washington and the Continental Army's defeat at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, the revolutionary capital of Philadelphia was left defenseless and Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council ordered that eleven Philadelphia bells, including the Liberty Bell (then known as the State House Bell), be taken down and moved to present day Allentown (then Northampton Town) and hidden in the basement of Zion Reformed Church on present day West Hamilton Street to protect them from being melting down by the British Army for use as munitions. The Liberty Bell's successful protection in Allentown is commemorated in the Liberty Bell Museum, located in Zion Reformed Church in Allentown.

Industrial Revolution

The opening of the Lehigh Canal beginning in 1827 transformed Allentown and Lehigh County from a rural agricultural area dominated by German-speaking people into an urbanized industrialized area and expanded the city's commercial and industrial capacity greatly. With this, Lehigh County underwent significant industrialization, ultimately becoming a major 20th century center for heavy industry and manufacturing and one of several hubs for the Industrial Revolution in the United States.

American Civil War

See also: 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

Following the Union Army's defeat at the Battle of Fort Sumter and Lincoln's April 15, 1861 proclamation calling for state militia to provide 75,000 volunteer troops to defend Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, Allentown sent the Allen Infantry. Also known as the Allen Guards, the unit mustered in for duty on April 18, 1861. As the Civil War progressed, multiple Union Army units were drawn from Lehigh County, including most of the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. On October 19, 1899, a monument in honor of the Lehigh County men killed in their volunteer service to the Union Army, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, was erected at Seventh and Hamilton Streets in Center City Allentown, where it still stands.[10]

Geography

The city skyline of center city Allentown, Lehigh County's largest city, Christmas 2017
The city skyline of center city Allentown, Lehigh County's largest city, Christmas 2017
South Mountain, part of the Appalachian Mountain range in Lehigh County, with Allentown in the foreground, December 2010
South Mountain, part of the Appalachian Mountain range in Lehigh County, with Allentown in the foreground, December 2010
Lehigh River, a 109-mile-long (175 km) tributary of the Delaware River, in Lehigh County near Slatington, June 2007
Lehigh River, a 109-mile-long (175 km) tributary of the Delaware River, in Lehigh County near Slatington, June 2007

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles (900 km2), of which 345 square miles (890 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.9%) is water.[11]

Topography

See also: Blue Mountain (Pennsylvania) and South Mountain (eastern Pennsylvania)

Lehigh County is the most populous county in the Lehigh Valley metropolitan region, which consists of Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania and Warren County in northwestern New Jersey.[12]

Lehigh County borders two Appalachian mountain ridges. To the north, the county is bordered by Blue Mountain, which has an altitude of 1,300 to 1,604 feet (396 to 489 m). To the south, it is bordered by South Mountain, which has an altitude of 700 to 1,100 feet (210 to 340 m) and cuts through the southern portions of Lehigh and Northampton counties. The Lehigh County's highest point is near Germansville at Bake Oven Knob, a mass of Tuscarora conglomeratic rocks that rise about 100 feet (30 m) above the main Blue Mountain ridge in northwestern Heidelberg Township.[13]

Lehigh County is part of the Delaware River watershed. Most of the county is drained by the Lehigh River and its tributaries, though the Schuylkill River also drains regions in the county's south through Perkiomen Creek and in the county's northwest through Maiden Creek.

Adjacent counties

Climate

See also: Climate of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County's climate falls in the humid continental climate zone. The variety is hot-summer (Dfa) except in higher areas, where it is warm-summer (Dfb). Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Precipitation is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year.

In Allentown, January lows average −6 °C (21 °F) and highs average 1.3 °C (34.3 °F). The lowest officially recorded temperature was −26.7 °C (−16.1 °F) in 1912. July lows average 17.6 °C (63.7 °F) and highs average 29.2 °C (84.6 °F), with an average relative humidity (morning) of 82%. The highest temperature on record was 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) in 1966. Early fall and mid winter are generally driest with October being the driest month with only 74.7 mm of average precipitation.[14]

The hardiness zone is mainly 6b with some 6a in higher areas.[15]

Snowfall is variable with some winters bringing light snow and others bringing numerous significant snowstorms. Average snowfall is 82.3 centimetres (32.4 in) per year,[16] with the months of January and February receiving the highest at just over 22.86 centimetres (9.00 in) each. Rainfall is generally spread throughout the year with eight to twelve wet days per month,[17] at an average annual rate of 110.54 centimetres (43.52 in).[18]

Climate data for Allentown, Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley International Airport) 1991-2020 normals (Records x-2021)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 72
(22)
81
(27)
87
(31)
93
(34)
97
(36)
100
(38)
105
(41)
100
(38)
99
(37)
93
(34)
81
(27)
72
(22)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 38.4
(3.6)
41.6
(5.3)
50.8
(10.4)
63.4
(17.4)
73.5
(23.1)
81.9
(27.7)
86.4
(30.2)
84.3
(29.1)
77.4
(25.2)
65.5
(18.6)
53.8
(12.1)
43.1
(6.2)
63.3
(17.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 30.1
(−1.1)
32.4
(0.2)
40.7
(4.8)
51.8
(11.0)
62.0
(16.7)
70.9
(21.6)
75.6
(24.2)
73.6
(23.1)
66.3
(19.1)
54.6
(12.6)
43.9
(6.6)
35.0
(1.7)
53.1
(11.7)
Average low °F (°C) 21.8
(−5.7)
23.2
(−4.9)
30.5
(−0.8)
40.3
(4.6)
50.6
(10.3)
59.9
(15.5)
64.7
(18.2)
62.8
(17.1)
55.2
(12.9)
43.8
(6.6)
34.1
(1.2)
26.8
(−2.9)
42.8
(6.0)
Record low °F (°C) −15
(−26)
−12
(−24)
−5
(−21)
12
(−11)
28
(−2)
39
(4)
46
(8)
41
(5)
30
(−1)
21
(−6)
3
(−16)
−8
(−22)
−15
(−26)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.30
(84)
2.77
(70)
3.63
(92)
3.67
(93)
3.65
(93)
4.40
(112)
5.30
(135)
4.56
(116)
4.84
(123)
4.14
(105)
3.24
(82)
3.86
(98)
47.36
(1,203)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 9.8
(25)
10.8
(27)
6.3
(16)
0.5
(1.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
0.9
(2.3)
4.6
(12)
33.1
(84)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 11 10 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 12 129
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 16
Source: NOAA[19]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
182018,895
183022,25617.8%
184025,78715.9%
185032,47926.0%
186043,75334.7%
187056,79629.8%
188065,96916.2%
189076,63116.2%
190093,89322.5%
1910118,83226.6%
1920148,10124.6%
1930172,89316.7%
1940177,5332.7%
1950198,20711.6%
1960227,53614.8%
1970255,30412.2%
1980272,3496.7%
1990291,1306.9%
2000312,0907.2%
2010349,49712.0%
2020374,5577.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[20]
1790-1960[21] 1900-1990[22]
1990-2000[23] 2010-2019[24]

As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 374,557.[25] The county's growth of 7.2% since 2010 is among the fastest in the state.[26]

As of the 2010 census,[27] there were 312,090 people, 121,906 households, and 82,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 900 people per square mile (348/km2). There were 128,910 housing units at an average density of 372 per square mile (144/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.02% White, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.28% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 10.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.1% were of German, 7.9% Italian, 7.7% Irish, 6.2% Pennsylvania German and 5.6% American ancestry. 85.0% spoke English, 8.4% Spanish and 1.2% Arabic as their first language.

There were 121,906 households, out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

Lehigh County's population is spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.

As of the 2010 census, the county was 71.6% White Non-Hispanic, 6.1% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American or Alaskan Native, 2.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian, 2.9% were two or more races, and 8.6% were some other race. 18.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

Politics and government

As of May 2021, there were 239,865 registered voters in Lehigh County:[28]

Lehigh County and neighboring Northampton County are part of Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district. The 7th Congressional district is a contentious swing district with neither Republicans nor Democrats winning the district consistently. Voters elected Republican Charlie Dent in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and, previously, Republican Pat Toomey in 1998, 2000, and 2002. In 2004, the county narrowly voted for John Kerry over George W. Bush for President, and in 2008 the county gave all statewide Democratic candidates significant leads and Barack Obama a victory of more than 15 points over John McCain, 57.1% to 41.5%. In 2012, Obama carried the county again, but by a narrower margin: 53.17% to 45.52%.[29]

United States presidential election results for Lehigh County, Pennsylvania[30]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 84,418 45.47% 98,498 53.05% 2,739 1.48%
2016 73,690 45.28% 81,324 49.97% 7,719 4.74%
2012 66,874 45.42% 78,283 53.17% 2,067 1.40%
2008 63,382 41.57% 87,089 57.12% 2,002 1.31%
2004 70,160 48.36% 73,940 50.96% 991 0.68%
2000 55,492 47.71% 56,667 48.72% 4,148 3.57%
1996 45,103 42.51% 48,568 45.77% 12,439 11.72%
1992 42,631 37.12% 46,711 40.68% 25,494 22.20%
1988 56,363 56.30% 42,801 42.76% 943 0.94%
1984 61,799 59.69% 41,089 39.69% 649 0.63%
1980 50,782 52.91% 34,827 36.28% 10,376 10.81%
1976 46,895 49.20% 46,620 48.92% 1,793 1.88%
1972 58,023 62.39% 33,325 35.83% 1,654 1.78%
1968 47,255 49.53% 44,033 46.15% 4,120 4.32%
1964 32,245 34.64% 60,377 64.86% 471 0.51%
1960 54,278 57.64% 39,640 42.10% 249 0.26%
1956 50,564 63.30% 29,067 36.39% 251 0.31%
1952 45,143 57.52% 33,033 42.09% 303 0.39%
1948 32,202 53.65% 26,826 44.69% 994 1.66%
1944 31,584 51.75% 29,134 47.73% 315 0.52%
1940 29,584 47.00% 33,007 52.43% 359 0.57%
1936 25,841 41.27% 35,325 56.41% 1,455 2.32%
1932 21,169 46.95% 21,939 48.65% 1,985 4.40%
1928 40,291 74.35% 13,463 24.84% 434 0.80%
1924 20,826 59.02% 10,415 29.52% 4,043 11.46%
1920 18,032 59.49% 10,863 35.84% 1,415 4.67%
1916 10,588 44.67% 11,920 50.29% 1,194 5.04%
1912 2,722 12.20% 10,834 48.56% 8,755 39.24%
1908 11,593 48.80% 11,285 47.50% 879 3.70%
1904 11,826 52.89% 10,138 45.34% 394 1.76%
1900 9,775 47.64% 10,438 50.87% 304 1.48%
1896 9,507 48.90% 9,369 48.19% 567 2.92%
1892 7,089 41.65% 9,699 56.99% 231 1.36%
1888 6,977 43.35% 8,927 55.47% 190 1.18%
1884 6,357 43.72% 8,095 55.67% 88 0.61%
1880 6,144 42.49% 8,292 57.35% 23 0.16%


County executives

Lehigh County Executives
Name Party Term start Term end
Jane R. Ervin Republican 2002 2006
Don Cunningham Democratic 2006 2012
William H. Hansell, Jr. Democratic 2012 2013
Matt Croslis Democratic 2013 2014
Tom Muller Democratic 2014 2018
Phil Armstrong Democratic 2018 Incumbent

Commissioners

District Holder Party
1st Antonio Pineda Republican
2nd Ron Beitler Republican
3rd Zach Cole Borghi Democratic
4th Geoff Brace Democratic
5th Jeffrey Dutt Republican
At-Large Bob Elbich Democratic
At-Large Dave Harrington Democratic
At-Large Dan Hartzell Democratic
At-Large Zakiya Smalls Democratic

Other county offices

Office Holder Party
Clerk of Judicial Records Andrea Naugle Democratic
County Executive Phil Armstrong Democratic
Controller Mark Pinsley Democratic
Coroner Scott Grim Democratic
District Attorney James B. Martin Republican
Sheriff Joseph Hanna Republican

State House of Representatives

District Representative Party
22 Peter Schweyer Democratic
131 Milou Mackenzie Republican
132 Michael H. Schlossberg Democratic
133 Jeanne McNeill Democratic
134 Ryan E. Mackenzie Republican
183 Zach Mako Republican
187 Gary Day Republican

State Senate

District Representative Party
16 Pat Browne Republican
18 Lisa Boscola Democratic

U.S. House of Representatives

Education

Baum School of Art in Allentown, January 2009
Baum School of Art in Allentown, January 2009
Cedar Crest College in Allentown, March 2014
Muhlenberg College in Allentown March 2014
Allen High School, one of Allentown's two large public high schools, July 2008
Allen High School, one of Allentown's two large public high schools, July 2008
Salisbury High School in Salisbury Township, June 2015

4-year colleges and universities

2-year colleges and technical institutes

Public school districts

Public charter schools

Private high schools

Vocational high school

Transportation

Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pennsylvania's fourth busiest airport, in Hanover Township in Lehigh County, March 2014
Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pennsylvania's fourth busiest airport, in Hanover Township in Lehigh County, March 2014
Albertus L. Meyers Bridge crossing the Little Lehigh River in Allentown in Lehigh County, May 2007
Albertus L. Meyers Bridge crossing the Little Lehigh River in Allentown in Lehigh County, May 2007

Air

See also: Lehigh Valley International Airport and Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport

Lehigh County's primary airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE, ICAO: KABE), located in Allentown.

The county is also served by Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport, a two-runway general aviation facility located off of Allentown's Lehigh Street used predominantly by private aviation. In 2006, Queen City was awarded the General Aviation Airport of the year by the Eastern Region of the Federal Aviation Administration.[32]

Bus

See also: Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

Public bus service in Lehigh County is available through the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, known as LANTA. Several private bus lines, including Fullington Trailways and Trans-Bridge Lines, provide bus service from Allentown to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia's Greyhound Terminal and 30th Street Station, Atlantic City's Bus Terminal, and other regional locations.

Major highways

Media

Main article: Media in the Lehigh Valley

See also: List of films shot in the Lehigh Valley

WLVT-TV, the region's PBS affiliate based in Bethlehem, August 2011
WLVT-TV, the region's PBS affiliate based in Bethlehem, August 2011

Television

Lehigh County is part of the Philadelphia broadcast media market, the nation's fourth largest media market. Numerous New York City radio and television stations also reach the county. Additionally, three television stations are based in the county, WBPH-TV Channel 60, WLVT Channel 39 (the Lehigh Valley's PBS affiliate), and WFMZ Channel 69 (an independent television station).

The four major Philadelphia-based network stations serving Lehigh County include KYW-TV (a CBS affiliate), WCAU (an NBC affiliate), WPVI (an ABC affiliate), and WTXF (a Fox affiliate). The four major New York City-based network stations serving Lehigh County include WABC (an ABC affiliate), WCBS-TV (a CBS affiliate), WNBC (a NBC affiliate), and WNYW (a Fox affiliate). The four major Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-based network stations serving Lehigh County are WNEP-TV (an ABC affiliate), WBRE-TV (an NBC affiliate), WYOU (a CBS affiliate), and WOLF-TV (a Fox affiliate).

Radio

Lehigh County-area radio stations include WAEB-AM in Allentown (talk and news), B104 in Allentown (contemporary hits), WZZO in Bethlehem (classic rock) WHOL in Allentown, (rhythmic contemporary), and others. Some major New York City stations and every major Philadelphia station also can be heard in the county.

Newspapers

The Morning Call (in Allentown), The Express-Times (in Easton), and The Times News (in Lehighton) each cover Lehigh County.

Telecommunications

Main article: Area codes 610 and 484

From 1947 until 1994, Lehigh County was served exclusively by the 215 area code. With the county's growing population, Lehigh County was afforded area code 610 in 1994. Today, Lehigh County is covered by 610. An overlay area code, 484, was added to the 610 service area in 1999.[33] A plan to introduce area code 835 as an additional overlay was rescinded in 2001.[34]

Parks

Steel Force and Thunderhawk roller coasters at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, September 2006
Steel Force and Thunderhawk roller coasters at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, September 2006
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, April 2009
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, April 2009
Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown's Lehigh Parkway, September 2012

See also: List of city parks and recreation facilities of Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County has 25 acres (100,000 m2) of public parks, including:

Communities

Young people gather on 19th Street in Allentown's West End, July 2007
Young people gather on 19th Street in Allentown's West End, July 2007
The historic Emmaus Theatre on South Fourth Street in Emmaus, October 2012
The historic Emmaus Theatre on South Fourth Street in Emmaus, October 2012
Bear Creek Ski and Recreation Area in Longswamp Township, January 2012
The George Taylor House in Catasauqua, home of George Taylor, a founding father of the United States who signed the Declaration of Independence, August 2008
Christmas lights at Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, December 2020
Christmas lights at Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, December 2020
A farm in Lynn Township in the northwest corner of Lehigh County, February 2008
A farm in Lynn Township in the northwest corner of Lehigh County, February 2008

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in only one case, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Lehigh County:

Cities

See also: List of Allentown neighborhoods

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Lehigh County.[35]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Allentown City 125,845
2 Bethlehem (mostly in Northampton County) City 74,982
4 Emmaus Borough 11,652
5 Ancient Oaks CDP 6,995
6 Catasauqua Borough 6,518
7 Wescosville CDP 6,039
8 Fountain Hill Borough 4,878
9 Dorneyville CDP 4,406
10 Slatington Borough 4,232
11 Breinigsville CDP 4,138
13 Coplay Borough 3,192
14 Macungie Borough 3,074
15 Schnecksville CDP 2,935
17 Coopersburg Borough 2,386
18 Alburtis Borough 2,361
19 Cetronia CDP 2,115
20 Trexlertown CDP 1,988
22 Laurys Station CDP 1,243
24 DeSales University CDP 953
25 New Tripoli CDP 898
26 Slatedale CDP 455

Notable people

Lehigh County is the birthplace of, or home to, several notable Americans, including:

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