Palmerton, PA Population

Population: 5,248. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,279 (+0.6% change)
Males: 2,499 (47.6%), Females: 2,749 (52.4%)

Carbon County

Zip code: 18071

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $31,522
Median house value: $72,400

Races in Palmerton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (28.8%), United States (11.0%), Irish (6.7%), Slovak (5.7%), Dutch (5.7%), Ukrainian (5.5%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palmerton

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmerton borough

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -170 (-3.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Palmerton:

  • PALMERTON HOSPITAL (135 LAFAYETTE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palmerton:

  • GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR KIDS IN CRISES (about 13 miles; OREFIELD, PA)
  • ALLENTOWN STATE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmerton:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 17 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 38 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; Abbreviation: AVP)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 39 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmerton:

  • BELTZVILLE (about 3 miles; LEHIGHTON, PA; Abbreviation: 14N)
  • SLATINGTON (about 4 miles; SLATINGTON, PA; Abbreviation: 69N)
  • FLYING M AERODROME (about 8 miles; GERMANSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: P91)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmerton:

  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 16 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,725)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BETHLEHEM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,128)
  • LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (about 29 miles; EASTON, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,218)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 36 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,985)

Schools

Public high school in Palmerton:

  • PALMERTON AREA HS (Students: 571; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palmerton:

  • PALMER EL SCH (Students: 715; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PALMERTON AREA MS (Students: 322; Grades: 07 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Palmerton:

  • ST JOHN NEUMANN REGIONAL SCHOO (Students: 165; Location: 259 LAFAYETTE AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CARBON COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 25 OAK ST; Grades: PK – 10)

Libraries

Library in Palmerton:

  • PALMERTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $192,921; Location: 402 DELAWARE AVE; 33,014 books; 1,899 audio materials; 1,761 video materials; 57 serial subscriptions)

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