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Palmerton - Carbon countyPopulation 5,248
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.
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.
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.
In Palmerton, 92% of commuters drive to work. Palmerton Population (2000)