Lehighton, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Lehighton is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, 86miles (138km) north by west of Philadelphia. In the past, it was the site of silk and lace mills, a meat-packing house, shirt factory, automatic-press works, car shops, stoneworks, foundries, etc. In 1900, 4,629 people lived here; in 1910, 5,316 lived here; and in 1940, 6,615 lived here. The population was 5,537 at the 2000 census. Lehighton is the most populous borough in Carbon County and is the business hub of the county as well.
Lehighton is located in northeast Pennsylvania, on the Lehigh River, 26miles north/northwest of Allentown and 35miles south of Wilkes-Barre. Lehighton was built on the site of the Moravian Brethren's mission station Gnadenhutten Tents of Grace This was the site of the first Gnadenhutten Massacre on 24 November 1755, during the French and Indian Wars when missionaries and native converts were slain by native allies of the French.. The town was the boyhood home of artist Franz Kline. For many years the Lehigh Valley Railroad was the town's largest employer, with several thousand residents working in the railroad's repair facilities or operating the railroad. The downtown declined after the Carbon Plaza Mall was built in nearby Mahoning Township, but is experiencing a rebirth after three decades.

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Total Population: 5,537
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $28,566
Median Home Value: $71,900
State sales tax: 6.0%
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