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Lehigh County is located in east central Pennsylvania. The County Seat is Allentown and the largest city is Allentown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lehighcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 357,823 and the 2010 census population was 349,626. The land area is 345.17 square miles and there are 1012.5 persons per square mile.
85.1% of the population is White, 8.2% is Black or African American, 20.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $196,600, there are 133,289 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,923, the median household income is $54,923, and 13.7% of the persons in Lehigh County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 27,183. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,081,208, and sales per capita were $15,047. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.5%.
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