Palmdale, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmdale, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmdale Census Designated Place had a population of 1,349 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,349
Daytime Population: Workers 1,144
Daytime Population: Residents 645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,789
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 1,279
Population in Familes 927
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 907
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $57,475
Average Household Income $67,116
Per Capita Income $31,417


Total Housing Units 611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $161,822
Average Home Value $169,452


Total Households 562
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 304
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 0.43% 0.43%
Households 0.42% 0.46%
Families -0.7% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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 # 825 53rd
Population Density # 1118 37th
Diversity Index # 202 89th
Median Household Income # 545 69th
Per Capita Income # 421 76th

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