Palmdale, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmdale Census Designated Place had a population of 1,349 as of July 1, 2018. Palmdale ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmdale is located at latitude 40.2963 and longitude -76.6233 in Dauphin County. 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. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Palmdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630032) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Palmdale Census Designated Place is located within Township of Derry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dauphin County.

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Palmdale, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,349
Population in Households 1,279
Population in Familes 918
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 907
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $53,116
Average Household Income $68,861
Per Capita Income $32,259


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $163,686
Average Home Value $171,991


Total Households 562
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.38%
Households 0.37% 0.42%
Families -0.7% 0.2%
Median Household Income   4.04%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Palmdale, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmdale to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 825 53rd
Population Density # 1121 36th
Diversity Index # 193 89th
Median Household Income # 836 53rd
Per Capita Income # 424 76th

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