Palmerton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmerton had a population of 5,369 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmerton: Lehigh.


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Palmerton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,369
Population in Households 5,369
Population in Familes 4,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,161
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,240
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,390
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,392 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 848 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $123,899
Average Home Value $157,130
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,676
Average Household Income $50,116
Per Capita Income $20,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.09%
Households -0.23% -0.14%
Families -0.39% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 238 87th
Population Density1 # 649 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 675 62nd
Median Household Income # 1265 28th
Per Capita Income # 1463 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.