Surrounding Communities

Located in a valley, Lehigh is divided in two by the Des Moines River, unusual for such a small town. Originally the two halves of Lehigh were two separate towns. While the town on the west side of the River was always called Lehigh, the east town was called Slabtown, and a piece of history marks the east side's roots––a sign that hangs over the playground with the words "Slabtown Traders," perhaps alluding to the flea market that occurs there every summer during Lehigh River Days. The "Slabtown Traders" sign was blown over by a gust of wind in the summer of 2010. It survived several floods while being located on River St. Lehigh was surrounded by coal mines until the early 20th century and home to a large clay sewer pipe factory until the 1980s. Dolliver State Park, Brushy Creek State Recreation Area and Woodman Hollow State Preserve are located within a few miles of the town.

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Lehigh

Population

Total Population

402

Population
Growth Rate

-0.37%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

3.900

Housing & Income

Households

200

Total Housing Units

232


Owner Occupied

162

Renter Occupied

38

Vacant

32

Median Home Value

$83,621


Average Home Value

$145,833

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.27%


Per Capita Income

3.66%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,053 $53,008


Average Household

$53,435 $63,798


Per Capita

$25,937 $31,043

Workforce

Total Businesses

21

Total Employed

50

Workers 16+

146

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

26

Graduated
High School

138

Associates
Degree

41

Bachelor's
Degree

20

Graduate
Degree

2

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

98

Non-Resident Commuters

46

Drive Alone

127

Carpooled

15

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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