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Lehighton is a borough in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The community was named for the river
The latitude of Lehighton is 40.833N. The longitude is -75.714W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,513.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lehighton 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 18235 ZIP code.
37% of Lehighton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lehighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lehighton was $14,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Lehighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lehighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Libraries in Lehighton include Lehighton Area Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lehighton include Times News
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lehighton political report.
The average commute time for Lehighton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lehighton include Country Inn & Suites.
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