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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 NorthamptonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lehigh had a population of 343,519 people. This is an increase of 10.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 312,090 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lehigh represented 2.54% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010349,497+11.99%+1.74% since 2009
2009343,519+10.07%+0.68% since 2008
2008341,184+9.32%+1.04% since 2007
2007337,688+8.2% 
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2000312,090The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lehigh County Census Page for Lehigh County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lehigh County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lehigh County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Allentown   107,815106,6321.11% increase  
Emmaus   11,41711,3130.92% increase  
Catasauqua   6,5946,5880.09% increase  
Fountain Hill   4,6004,6140.3% decrease  
Slatington   4,4304,4340.09% decrease  

Websites for Lehigh County

Official Website:   www.lehighcounty.org/

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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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