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Palo Alto, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palo Alto had a population of 1,012 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Palo Alto is located at latitude 40.6873 and longitude -76.1722 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palo Alto encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Borough of Palo Alto (GNIS ID: 1215562) 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.


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Palo Alto, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Palo Alto, PA Housing Affordability Index is 276
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Palo Alto, PA Wealth Index is 46
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,012
Population in Households 1,012
Population in Familes 811
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 969
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,124
Average Household Income $55,738
Per Capita Income $23,512
Wealth Index3 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $83,185
Housing Affordability Index2 276
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.21% -0.52%
Households -0.2% -0.47%
Families -0.22% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Palo Alto, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palo Alto to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 959 46th
Population Density # 1088 38th
Diversity Index # 840 52nd
Median Household Income # 1167 34th
Per Capita Income # 1416 20th

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