Updated Lehigh and Northampton County Population Projections

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In its latest newsletter, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission released updated population growth projections for Lehigh and Northampton Counties (page 3). Highlights of this data include:

-Allentown (Lehigh County) is forecasted to be the fastest growing municipality in terms of absolute growth through the year 2040, while the City of Bethlehem (Northampton County) will have the largest growth in Northampton County.

-Lehigh County will increase by 34% from 2010 (349,497) to 2040 (469,975).

-Northampton County will increase by 36% from  2010 (297,735) to (403,979).

The regional population growth (combined Lehigh and Northampton) is projected at +35% (from 2010 to 2040).


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