Palmerton, PA 18071 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18071: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Palmerton, PA 18071

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 290
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,242
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 206
  • County: Carbon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.808, Longitude -75.617
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 18071 has segments in 2 Counties (Carbon, Monroe).

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Palmerton, PA 18071 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,725
Daytime Population: Workers 4,017
Daytime Population: Residents 5,360
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 10,713
Population in Familes 8,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 356
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $52,218
Average Household Income $64,255
Per Capita Income $26,068


Total Housing Units 4,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,152 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,195 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $168,613
Average Home Value $216,275


Total Households 4,347
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,931
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.37%
Households -0.37% -0.41%
Families -0.47% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Palmerton, PA 18071 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18071 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 400 76th
Population Density # 730 56th
Diversity Index # 759 55th
Median Household Income # 793 52nd
Per Capita Income # 906 46th

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