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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.
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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmerton was $16,225, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Palmerton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Palmerton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $895.
Libraries in Palmerton include Palmerton Library ... View libraries
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmerton political report.
The average commute time for Palmerton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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