Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania Population 2024

3,755

Palmer Heights is a city located in Northampton County Pennsylvania. Palmer Heights has a 2024 population of 3,755. Palmer Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.8% annually and its population has decreased by -6.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,033 in 2020.

The average household income in Palmer Heights is $109,861 with a poverty rate of 2.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palmer Heights is 47.5 years, 44.9 years for males, and 51.9 years for females.

Palmer Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmer Heights was:

  • White: 90.93%
  • Two or more races: 3.98%
  • Black or African American: 3.06%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,239.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.89% (-278)
The current population of Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania is 3,755 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,033.

Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,54190.93%
Two or more races1553.98%
Black or African American1193.06%
Other race561.44%
Asian230.59%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Palmer Heights Population by Race

Palmer Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Palmer Heights Median Age

47.5

Total

44.9

Male

51.9

Female

Palmer Heights Adults

There are 3,065 adults, (1,042 of whom are seniors) in Palmer Heights.

Palmer Heights Age Dependency

92.5

Age Dependency Ratio

51.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Heights Sex Ratio

Female1,84147.28%
Male2,05352.72%

Palmer Heights Population by Age

Palmer Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3612.69964
Married9263.2697.22.8
Non Family3211.1193.56.5
Female912.6792.37.7
Male2321000

3.13

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

96.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmer Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade602.05%
9th to 12th Grade1133.86%
High School Graduate98133.55%
Some College63521.72%
Associates Degree2237.63%
Bachelors Degree58019.84%
Graduate Degree33211.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Palmer Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmer Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6772,525867
Hispanic16314236
Black84840
2+ Races535323
Asian23239
Other Race19190

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.4%.

Palmer Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$55,444$61,089$40,000
Less Than 9th Grade$52,560$0$0
High School Graduate$45,037$57,431$30,833
Some College$61,048$59,609$63,393
Bachelors Degree$77,353$109,844$56,339
Graduate Degree$0$68,571$24,177

$55,444

Average Earnings

$61,089

Average Male

$40,000

Average Female

Palmer Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmer Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palmer Heights Language

90.41% of Palmer Heights residents speak only English, while 9.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.28% of the population.

Palmer Heights Language

Palmer Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,212431.34%
Multiple1553723.87%
Hispanic2873712.89%

2.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.59%

Male Poverty Rate

2.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer Heights is Multiple, with 23.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer Heights is White, with 1.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.46%.

Palmer Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School2.44%
Some College1.05%
Bachelors or Greater0.89%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Palmer Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.25%
Male Employed1.25%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Palmer Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$108,173$109,861
Families$113,984$122,967
Married Families$116,719$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,778$64,056

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmer Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

59.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmer Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Palmer Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Palmer Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmer Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

185

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam62
Korea23
World War II7
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0

Palmer Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+105
55 to 6437
65 to 7433
35 to 5410
18 to 340

Palmer Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1806.31%
Hispanic105.62%
2+ Races56.41%

Palmer Heights Veterans by Race

Palmer Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Palmer Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.15%

Born in Palmer Heights

95.17%

Native Born

4.83%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

3.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.17% of Palmer Heights residents were born in the United States, with 63.15% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palmer Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,755-69-1.8%
20233,824-70-1.8%
20223,894-184-4.51%
20214,078451.12%
20204,0331965.11%
20193,8371373.7%
20183,700721.98%
20173,628361%
20163,592-65-1.78%
20153,657-76-2.04%
20143,733411.11%
20133,692-2-0.05%
20123,694-19-0.51%
20113,713-49-1.3%
20103,76200%

Palmer Heights Population by Year