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Lehigh is a township in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Lehigh. For links to other places called Lehigh, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lehigh is 40.916N. The longitude is -75.791W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,683 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 527.
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29% of Lehigh residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lehigh ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lehigh was $17,883, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Lehigh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lehigh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $697.
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lehigh political report.
The average commute time for Lehigh workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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