Palmer Heights, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Palmer Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,854 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.6873 and longitude -75.2624 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Palmer Heights Census Designated Place 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.

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


Total Population 3,854
Population in Households 3,805
Population in Familes 3,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 3,324
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $69,244
Average Household Income $83,704
Per Capita Income $33,920


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,284 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $234,758
Average Home Value $251,364


Total Households 1,447
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,052
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 0.38% 0.41%
Households 0.25% 0.36%
Families 0.03% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 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 # 360 80th
Population Density # 351 80th
Diversity Index # 232 87th
Median Household Income # 285 84th
Per Capita Income # 328 81st

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