Palmer Heights, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmer Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,858 as of July 1, 2017. Palmer Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Palmer Heights is located at latitude 40.6891 and longitude -75.2676 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Palmer Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Palmer Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389636) 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 Palmer Heights Census Designated Place is located within Township of Palmer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer Heights 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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Palmer Heights, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,858
Daytime Population: Workers 1,144
Daytime Population: Residents 1,870
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 3,811
Population in Familes 3,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 3,328
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $68,523
Average Household Income $84,990
Per Capita Income $34,186


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,307 (87.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $232,746
Average Home Value $249,522


Total Households 1,452
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,060
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 0.44% 0.5%
Households 0.33% 0.44%
Families 0.14% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Palmer Heights, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer Heights 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 # 361 80th
Population Density # 355 80th
Diversity Index # 237 86th
Median Household Income # 260 85th
Per Capita Income # 279 84th

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