Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
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.
Location + Access Overview
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 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.
This document contains the Consumer Price Index
This document analyzes each municipality in the two county region and shows the estimates in 2010 for the various land uses.
This document shows the average income in each municipality in Lehigh and Northampton counties based on 2007-2011 American Community Survey estimates. It also shows the percent of people below the poverty level in each municipality.
This document lists the millage rates of taxable property by municipality and county.
This document lists the unemployment trends.
This documents the per capita personal income and average earnings per job.
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.
The interactive DataLV site is now the source for the most recent housing stock trends.
This document contains data regarding housing tenure between owners and renters
this document contains data regarding residential building permits from 2006 to 2012
The following are population documents that have been created by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission staff.
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.
This report identifies the population of the Lehigh Valley municipalities by race.