Palmerton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

5,332
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Palmerton is a city located in Carbon County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,332, it is the 175th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4592nd largest city in the United States . Palmerton is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,414 in 2010. Palmerton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Palmerton has a population density of 2,146 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmerton is $85,997 with a poverty rate of 8.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $117,600. The median age in Palmerton is 41 years, 40.7 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Palmerton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmertonwas:

  • White: 100.00%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Palmerton, Pennsylvania is 5,332 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,336.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,414.

Palmerton, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

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Palmerton Population by Race

Palmerton Population Pyramid $2021

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Palmerton Median Age

41


Total

40.7


Male

41.8


Female

Palmerton Adults

There are 4,029 adults, (989 of whom are seniors) in Palmerton.

Palmerton Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmerton Sex Ratio

Female

2,929

55.13%

Male

2,384

44.87%

Palmerton Population by Age

Palmerton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palmerton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.9%56.1%
Male52.6%47.4%
Female61.1%38.9%
All66.7%33.3%
Married85.4%14.6%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palmerton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9812.6866.7
Married9463.4685.4
Non Family6271.1943.9
Female2753.0561.1
Male1333.4152.6

3.19

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Palmerton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1564.20%
9th to 12th Grade41511.17%
High School Graduate1,65444.53%
Some College56315.16%
Associates Degree2727.32%
Bachelors Degree38710.42%
Graduate Degree2677.19%
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Palmerton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmerton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6823,111654
Hispanic3232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.76%.

Palmerton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,405$47,538$32,928
Less Than 9th Grade$42,333$48,559$23,488
High School Graduate$33,958$45,594$24,036
Some College$41,111$42,540$36,929
Bachelors Degree$62,068$69,265$61,711
Graduate Degree$53,235$51,908$

$41,405

Average Earnings

$47,538

Average Male

$32,928

Average Female

Palmerton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmerton Language by Age

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Palmerton Language

95.83% of Palmerton residents speak only English, while 4.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Palmerton Language

Palmerton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,2284097.82%
Hispanic3232100.00%

8.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.67%

Male Poverty Rate

8.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmerton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmerton is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmerton is White, with 7.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.90%.

Palmerton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.33%
Some College9.94%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Palmerton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.73%
Male Employed2.70%
Female Employed1.77%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Palmerton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmerton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,353$85,997
Families$72,050$88,022
Married Families$88,333-
Non Families$33,355$71,903
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Income by Household Type

Palmerton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmerton Married by Age and Sex

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Palmerton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palmerton Marital Status by Race

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Palmerton Marital Status

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373

Number of Veterans

341

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam125
First Gulf War91
Second Gulf War84
Korea40
World War II23

Palmerton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54124
65 to 74105
75+82
55 to 6448
18 to 3414

Palmerton Veterans by Age

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Palmerton Veterans by Race

Palmerton Veterans by Education

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5.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmerton Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Palmerton Employment by Age

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Palmerton Employment by Race

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Palmerton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.10%

Born in Palmerton

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

2.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Palmerton residents were born in the United States, with 84.10% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Palmerton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,332-2-0.04%
20205,334-2-0.04%
20195,336-2-0.04%
20185,338340.64%
20175,304270.51%
20165,277-18-0.34%
20155,295-46-0.86%
20145,34140.07%
20135,337-28-0.52%
20125,365-34-0.63%
20115,399-26-0.48%
20105,4251770.33%
20005,248-146-0.27%
19905,394-61-0.11%
19805,455-165-0.30%
19705,620-322-0.56%
19605,942-704-1.11%
19506,646-829-1.17%
19407,475-203-0.27%
19307,6785100.69%
19207,1680.00%

Palmerton Population by Year