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Banks is a township in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Banks. For links to other places called Banks, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Banks is 40.95N. The longitude is -75.916W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,683 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,359.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Banks demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18230 ZIP code.
10% of Banks residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Banks ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Banks was $16,186, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Banks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Banks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $708.
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Banks political report.
The average commute time for Banks workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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