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Palmerton is a borough in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.

The community was named after Stephen J. Palmer, president of the New Jersey Zinc Company, which laid out the town

The latitude of Palmerton is 40.801N. The longitude is -75.61W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,248.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,522
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palmerton demographic reports
Palmerton is on the Lehigh River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Carbon County Fair - Aug. 8-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Palmerton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmerton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Allentown-Bethlehem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18071 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Palmerton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palmerton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmerton was $16,225, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Palmerton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Palmerton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $895.


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Libraries in Palmerton include Palmerton Library ... View libraries

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Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmerton political report.

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The average commute time for Palmerton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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