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Welcome to Lehigh County ...

Time Zone: Lehigh County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Allentown is the Seat for Lehigh County.

Lehigh County was founded March 6, 1812 and was created by taking area from Northampton County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Lehigh had a population of 369,308 people. This is an increase of 5.67% since the last Census (which gave a population of 349,497 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lehigh represented 2.75% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

Below are some of the communities located in Lehigh County:

  • Alburtis
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Allentown
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
  • Bethlehem
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Catasauqua
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <2>
  • Coopersburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Coplay
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coplay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coplay
    • Coplay is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,217 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coplay <2>
  • Emmaus
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,493 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus <2>
  • Fountain Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
    • Fountain Hill is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
  • Macungie
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macungie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macungie
    • Macungie is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,183 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macungie <2>
  • Slatington
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slatington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slatington
    • Slatington is located in Lehigh County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,311 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slatington <2>

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.





 

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