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Welcome to Lehighton ...

Lehighton is located in Carbon County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lehighton has a population of 5,313 people<2> (see below for details).

Lehighton is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Lehighton: 18235<4>

Websites for Lehighton ...

Official Website: www.lehightonborough.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lehighton had an population of 5,313 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lehighton had a population of 5,500 people (or 8.43% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Lehighton the county's most populous community.

The population of Lehighton represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 171st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,500 people, the population of Lehighton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,537 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lehighton.

Communities near Lehighton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lehighton.

  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lehighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
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    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lehighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
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    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Lehighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Catasauqua [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua [Lehigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Lehighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,599 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catasauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Hazleton [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
      • West Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hazleton
    • Slatington [Lehigh County]
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      • Slatington [Lehigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slatington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slatington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slatington<6>
    • Lansford [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansford
      • Lansford [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<6>
    • Freeland [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeland
      • Freeland [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,424 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeland<6>
    • Coplay [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coplay
      • Coplay [Lehigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coplay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coplay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coplay<6>
    • North Catasauqua [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Catasauqua
      • North Catasauqua [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Lehighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Catasauqua

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lehighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lehighton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lehighton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lehighton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lehighton. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lehighton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lehighton ...

Looking for more information about Lehighton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lehighton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lehighton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Carbon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lehighton: www.lehightonborough.com/

The official website for Carbon County: www.carboncounty.com/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Carbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lehighton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lehighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lehighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lehighton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lehighton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lehighton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lehighton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lehighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8341, Longitude: -75.7122    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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