Palmerton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,398

Palmerton is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,398, it is the 173rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4543rd largest city in the United States. Palmerton is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually but its population has decreased by -0.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,414 in 2010. Palmerton reached it's highest population of 7,678 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Palmerton has a population density of 2,173 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmerton is $70,780 with a poverty rate of 15.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $819 per month, and the median house value is $118,500. The median age in Palmerton is 39.3 years, 35.8 years for males, and 41.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males.

Palmerton Demographics

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

  • White: 98.10%
  • Two or more races: 1.90%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Palmerton, Pennsylvania is 5,398, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,344.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,414.

Palmerton, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,21398.10%
Two or More Races1011.90%

Palmerton Population Pyramid 2020

Palmerton Median Age

39.3


Total

35.8


Male

41.5


Female

Palmerton Adults

There are 4,057 adults, (822 of whom are seniors) in Palmerton.

Palmerton Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmerton Sex Ratio

Female

2,683

50.49%

Male

2,631

49.51%

Palmerton Households and Families

Palmerton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Palmerton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
All66.7%33.3%
Male61.2%38.8%
Female46.5%53.5%
Non Family43%57%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9832.6866.7
Married9103.2790.9
Non Family6041.3143
Female3533.2746.5
Male1163.4161.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

13.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palmerton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1915.30%
9th to 12th Grade37510.41%
High School Graduate1,52542.33%
Some College59916.63%
Associates Degree39410.94%
Bachelors Degree3158.74%
Graduate Degree2045.66%

Palmerton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5052,939492
Hispanic989827

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 hispanic people with a rate of 27.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,163$42,410$33,879
Less Than High School$38,500$48,365$23,466
High School Grad$31,433$38,922$28,393
Some College$40,217$41,962$35,375
Bachelors Degree$66,318$87,209$63,466
Graduate Degree$54,583$42,222$

$40,163

Average Earnings

$42,410

Average Male

$33,879

Average Female

Palmerton Language

Palmerton Language by Age

Palmerton Language

93.90% of Palmerton residents speak only English, while 6.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.36% of the population.

Palmerton Poverty

Palmerton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,95559912.09%
Multiple101101100.00%
Hispanic20610048.54%

15.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

17.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmerton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmerton is White, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.93%.

Name Poverty
High School16.52%
Some College13.39%
Less Than High School3.00%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.51%
Male Employed7.01%
Female Employed4.75%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Palmerton Income

Palmerton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,573$70,780
Families$71,286$83,782
Married Families$89,207-
Non Families$24,420$31,652

Palmerton Marital Status

Palmerton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmerton Married by Age and Sex

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

Palmerton Veterans

416

Number of Veterans

382

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam161
First Gulf War82
Second Gulf War82
World War II26
Korea19

$Palmerton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmerton Employment Status

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Palmerton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.84%

Born in Pennsylvania

96.26%

Native Born

3.74%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.26% of Palmerton residents were born in the United States, with 82.84% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,398270.50%
20195,371270.51%
20185,344370.70%
20175,307270.51%
20165,280-18-0.34%
20155,298-43-0.81%
20145,34140.07%
20135,337-27-0.50%
20125,364-34-0.63%
20115,398-27-0.50%
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%