The Borough of Palmerton had a population of 5,344 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Palmerton is located at latitude 40.8041 and longitude -75.6171 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palmerton (see map below) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmerton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmerton: Lehigh.
|Daytime Population: Workers||2,394|
|Daytime Population: Residents||2,656|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||5,050|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||0.94|
|Population in Households||5,344|
|Population in Familes||4,093|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Median Household Income||$44,296|
|Average Household Income||$52,885|
|Per Capita Income||$22,039|
|Total Housing Units||2,390 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,387 (58.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||840 (35.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||163 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$127,034|
|Average Home Value||$159,715|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.17%|
|Per Capita Income||2.15%|
The table below compares Palmerton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 242||86th|
|Population Density||# 648||63rd|
|Diversity Index||# 722||59th|
|Median Household Income||# 1236||30th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1441||18th|
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