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Palo Alto, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palo Alto had a population of 1,046 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palo Alto is located at latitude 40.6861 and longitude -76.1699 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palo Alto (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Borough of Palo Alto (GNIS ID: 1215562) 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 Palo Alto 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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Palo Alto, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,046
Population in Households 1,046
Population in Familes 843
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,002
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $80,423
Average Home Value $89,423


Median Household Income $43,790
Average Household Income $51,404
Per Capita Income $21,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.15%
Households 0.22% 0.14%
Families 0.27% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Palo Alto, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palo Alto 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 # 959 46th
Population Density1 # 1074 39th
Diversity Index2 # 843 52nd
Median Household Income # 1168 34th
Per Capita Income # 1367 22nd

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