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

383

Population
Growth Rate

-0.73%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

4.100

Housing & Income

Households

192

Total Housing Units

226


Owner Occupied

157

Renter Occupied

35

Vacant

34

Median Home Value

$86,667


Average Home Value

$141,297

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.58%


Per Capita Income

2.44%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,788 $54,549


Average Household

$56,894 $63,664


Per Capita

$27,971 $31,557

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

43

Workers 16+

164

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

13

2021 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

8

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

2021 Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

9

Graduated
High School

111

Associates
Degree

41

Bachelor's
Degree

36

Graduate
Degree

9

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

130

Non-Resident Commuters

34

Drive Alone

141

Carpooled

13

Public

0

Work At Home

3


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