Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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  • Lehigh Valley Profile

  • Lehigh Valley Profile + Trends Report - 2014

  • Lehigh Valley Profile + Trends Report - 2013

     

    This report provides a compilation of statistics and graphics which summarize existing conditions and past and projected trends in the “Lehigh Valley” (Lehigh and Northampton counties). It is designed for use by planners, public officials, private organizations and individuals interested in growth and development in the Lehigh Valley.

     

    Report Cover / Table of Contents / Preface / Chapter 1 (Introduction to the Lehigh Valley) / Chapter 2 (Demographics) /

        Chapter 3 (The Economy)

    Chapter 4 (Land Development)

    Chapter 5 (Utilities and Transportation)

  • Location + Access Overview

  • Regional Economy

    The following are various economic documents that have been created by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission staff. To get the maximum size the files will open in the full window of your browser. To return to this page, you will have to either close the new window that appears or hit the back button, depending on the browser being used.

     

    The People: Population + Employment Projections - 2017

  • Regional Housing

     

    The following are various housing documents that have been created by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission staff. To get the maximum size some of the files will open in the full window of your browser. To return to this page, you will have to either close the new window that appears or hit the back button, depending on the browser being used.

     

    Affordable Housing Data

    The following pages provide a look at some indicators as to the health of the housing market in the Lehigh Valley. Many of these datasets are new from LVPC and will hopefully be of interest to the region’s affordable housing community.

     

    - Housing Markets: A look at housing prices and foreclosures across the Lehigh Valley. These indicators show two quarters of decreasing home prices and two years of increasing foreclosures.

    - Construction Trends: Building activity by municipality. Last year saw fewer homes constructed. Historical data shows how we got here.

    - Cost Burden: Housing affordability is one of the central issues facing this region. This analysis looks at 2000 Census data that has been re-tabulated to show affordability problems for both owners and renters.

    - Vacancies: U.S. Postal Service residential vacancy rates are an accurate way to measure this important neighborhood indicator.

    - Sub-Prime Loans: High-interest mortgage lending seems to be concentrated in the same census tracts where there is high poverty, unaffordable housing and higher vacancy. This information was collected for 2006 through the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

     

    Housing Stock Trends

    This document contains the housing stock trends from 2000 to 2010.

     

    Housing Tenure

    This document contains data regarding housing tenure between owners and renters

     

    Residential Building Permits

    this document contains data regarding residential building permits from 2006 to 2012

  • Regional Population

     

    The following are population documents that have been created by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission staff. To get the maximum size the files will open in the full window of your browser. To return to this page, you will have to either close the new window that appears or hit the back button, depending on the browser being used.

     

    The People: Population + Employment Projections - 2017

    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) has created updated projections of future population (including counties and municipalities) and employment (including 23 industry sectors) for the Lehigh Valley through 2040. The projections were created to identify growth issues associated with land use, resource protection and infrastructure planning. The population and employment projections are especially important to transportation planning since they are a critical input to the region’s travel demand forecasting model. The projections were created for the region using the Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) TranSight 4.0 modeling tool. The model provided regional baseline population and employment projections beginning with 2015. The reporting period for the statistics provided in this report begins with the 2010 Decennial Census.

     

    Selected Race and Hispanic Origin Characteristics - 2010

    This report identifies the population of the Lehigh Valley municipalities by race.

     

     

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616