Lehighton has the 3435th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Lehighton is part of the Allentown metro area. Unemployment in the Allentown area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Allentown has the 75th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lehighton is below average at $45,510, and the median cost of a home in Lehighton is $133,900, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Lehighton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lehighton. 75% of Lehighton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 14% walk. People in Lehighton spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.