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Palmerton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmerton had a population of 5,344 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Palmerton is located at latitude 40.8041 and longitude -75.6171 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palmerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Borough of Palmerton (GNIS ID: 1215049) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmerton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmerton: Lehigh.


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Palmerton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,344
Daytime Population: Workers 2,394
Daytime Population: Residents 2,656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,050
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 5,344
Population in Familes 4,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,151
Diversity Index3 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,296
Average Household Income $52,885
Per Capita Income $22,039

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,387 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 840 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $127,034
Average Home Value $159,715
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,227
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,384
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.36%
Households -0.28% -0.39%
Families -0.39% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Palmerton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmerton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 242 86th
Population Density # 648 63rd
Diversity Index # 722 59th
Median Household Income # 1236 30th
Per Capita Income # 1441 18th

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