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Lansford is a borough in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The community was named after Asa Lansford Foster, mining engineer and proponent of public schools
The latitude of Lansford is 40.831N. The longitude is -75.882W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,148 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,198.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lansford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18232 ZIP code.
14% of Lansford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lansford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lansford was $14,347, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Lansford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lansford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lansford political report.
The average commute time for Lansford workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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