Lehigh

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

381

Population
Growth Rate

-0.85%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

3.600

Housing & Income

Households

192

Total Housing Units

221


Owner Occupied

156

Renter Occupied

36

Vacant

29

Median Home Value

$78,017


Average Home Value

$128,387

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.64%


Per Capita Income

1.71%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,946 $44,115


Average Household

$51,126 $54,883


Per Capita

$25,006 $27,212

Workforce

Total Businesses

19

Total Employed

47

Workers 16+

165

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

13

2020 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

9

2020 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

7

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

5

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

2020 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

22

Graduated
High School

115

Associates
Degree

37

Bachelor's
Degree

17

Graduate
Degree

5

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

120

Non-Resident Commuters

43

Drive Alone

145

Carpooled

15

Public

0

Work At Home

3


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