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.
|Population in Households||5,369|
|Population in Familes||4,117|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$41,676|
|Average Household Income||$50,116|
|Per Capita Income||$20,909|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.62%|
|Per Capita Income||1.2%|
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.
|Total Population||# 238||87th|
|Population Density1||# 649||63rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 675||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 1265||28th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1463||17th|
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