Lansford, Pennsylvania

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Lansford, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Lansford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Lansford Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Lansford Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lansford, Pennsylvania

Comparing Lansford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Lansford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18232
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.831
Longitude -75.882

Lansford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Lansford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,230 100%
Male 1,932 45.7%
Female 2,298 54.3%
Under 18 953 22.5%
18+ 3,277 77.5%
65+ 1,079 25.5%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.92
White 4,153 98.2%
African-American 15 0.4%
Asian 13 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 12 0.3%
Mixed Race 31 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 1.4%

Estimated Lansford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,210
Growth -20
Growth % -0.5%

Lansford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Slovak 21.5%
German 15.5%
Polish 11.7%
Italian 9.2%
Irish 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
US/American 4.8%
Dutch 4.6%
Welsh 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.5%
English 1.2%
Czech 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Scottish 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Greek 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Croatian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Slavic 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lansford 4,230 $37,773
Beaver Meadows 968 $42,500
Coaldale 2,295 $31,905
McAdoo 2,274 $31,625
Nesquehoning 3,288 $41,855
Summit Hill 2,974 $44,500
Tamaqua 7,174 $36,406
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Lansford High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 449 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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