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Palmdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmdale Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Dauphin County at latitude 40.2963 and longitude -76.6233. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The formal official name is the Palmdale Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palmdale, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Palmdale indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Palmdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,336
Population in Households 1,265
Population in Familes 923
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 898
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 558
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $164,919
Average Home Value $193,387


Median Household Income $50,769
Average Household Income $60,055
Per Capita Income $27,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.43%
Households 0.56% 0.53%
Families -1.35% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   3.65%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 838 52nd
Population Density1 # 1132 36th
Diversity Index2 # 216 88th
Median Household Income # 784 56th
Per Capita Income # 517 71st

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