Palmdale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmdale Census Designated Place had a population of 1,310 as of July 1, 2016. Palmdale ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmdale is located at latitude 40.2963 and longitude -76.6233 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Palmdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Palmdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630032) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Palmdale Census Designated Place is located within Township of Derry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,310
Population in Households 1,239
Population in Familes 899
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 881
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $159,711
Average Home Value $165,208


Median Household Income $53,510
Average Household Income $62,161
Per Capita Income $29,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.05%
Households 0.03% 0.0%
Families -1.35% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Palmdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmdale 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 # 845 52nd
Population Density1 # 1137 36th
Diversity Index2 # 209 88th
Median Household Income # 644 64th
Per Capita Income # 459 74th

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