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Palmerton is 12th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - White

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 5,377 178th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 2.5 133rd 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,179.5 205th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 6.7% 59th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.3% 60th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.3% 163rd 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 85.2% 201st 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.5% 208th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 97.3% 12th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.5% 252nd 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1% 187th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.5% 215th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 143rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.1% 207th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.9% 72nd 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 94.3% 49th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.8% 162nd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.6% 162nd 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 2,436 224th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 19.4% 199th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 2,467 206th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 72.6% 72nd 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $115,400 165th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.2 193rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $22,212 160th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $44,183 151st $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 12.9% 109th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Palmerton Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 648 115th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $55,359 146th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $10,563 111th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $4,853 153rd $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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