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Palmerton - Carbon county

Population 5,248

Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Palmerton, Pennsylvania, in Carbon county, is 14 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania and 63 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,248 people lived in Palmerton.

The People and Families of Palmerton

In Palmerton, about 54% of adults are married.

If you spend a lot of time in Palmerton, you'll notice that retired and elderly people are a common sight.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Palmerton had a median family income of $36,967.

Political Inclinations

Palmerton residents donated more money ($1,500) to George W. Bush than to the other candidates in the 2004 Presidential race. Across all races, the Republican party attracted the most donations from the town.

Palmerton Housing

An estimated 68% of living spaces in Palmerton are occupied by their owners, not by renters. The town housing isn't the newest - the average home age is greater here than you'll find elsewhere.

Commuting

In Palmerton, 92% of commuters drive to work.
Palmerton Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population5,248100%
Male2,49947.6%
Female2,74952.4%
Under 181,21123.1%
18+4,03776.9%
65+96318.3%
Median Age38.1 
Average Family Size2.92 
White5,15898.3%
African-American80.2%
Asian90.2%
American Indian & Alaskan90.2%
Other240.5%
Mixed Race380.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above)1242.4%
Median Family Income (1999)$36,967 
Population In Poverty52110%
Palmerton Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German28.7%
US/American12.6%
Pennsylvania German12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)5.5%
Ukrainian5.3%
Polish4.7%
Irish4.5%
Slovak4.4%
Dutch3.3%
Welsh2.9%
Italian2.7%
English2.1%
Hungarian2%
Portuguese1.1%
European1.1%
French (except Basque)1.1%
Norwegian1%
Scandinavian0.9%
Czechoslovakian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Russian0.6%
Bulgarian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Scotch-Irish0.2%
Slavic0.2%

  


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