Also See: Palmerton, PA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The Borough of Palmerton had a population of 5,366 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Palmerton is located at latitude 40.8015 and longitude -75.6102 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palmerton 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmerton: Lehigh.
|Total Population||5,366 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,366 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||4,096 (76.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$53,233|
|Average Household Income||$63,123|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,538|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,453 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,327 (54.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||929 (37.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||197 ( 8.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$129,167|
|Average Home Value||$154,578|
|Housing Affordability Index3||183|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.11%|
|Per Capita Income||0.81%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.23%|
The table below compares Palmerton to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 236||87th|
|Population Density||# 641||64th|
|Median Household Income||# 982||44th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 611||35th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1151||35th|
|Diversity Index||# 669||62nd|
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