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(Carbon County)

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Welcome to Palmerton ...

Palmerton is located in Carbon County<1>.

The location of Palmerton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palmerton has a population of 5,332 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Palmerton.

Palmerton is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Palmerton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palmerton had an population of 5,332 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmerton had a population of 5,414 people (or 8.3% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Palmerton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Palmerton represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 175th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,414 people, the population of Palmerton increased 3.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,248 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palmerton.

Communities Also Named Palmerton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Palmerton - they are located in Illinois and Indiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palmerton.

Communities near Palmerton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palmerton.

  • Allentown [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Lehigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<6>
  • Bethlehem [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem [Lehigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 75,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethlehem<6>
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Palmerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Catasauqua [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
      • Catasauqua [Lehigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catasauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua<6>
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<6>
    • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
      • Fountain Hill [Lehigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hill
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
      • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
      • East Mauch Chunk
      • Mauch Chunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Thorpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • Lansford [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansford
      • Lansford [Carbon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<6>
    • Pen Argyl [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Argyl
      • Pen Argyl [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Palmerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pen Argyl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pen Argyl<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palmerton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palmerton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palmerton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palmerton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmerton. See our Newspapers Page for Palmerton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmerton ...

Looking for more information about Palmerton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Palmerton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Palmerton.

Adding Palmerton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palmerton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palmerton was on a map titled Map of Pennsylvania (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palmerton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Carbon County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palmerton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carbon County: www.carboncounty.com/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Carbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmerton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmerton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmerton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmerton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalmertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8037, Longitude: -75.6099       In this case, the coordinates for Palmerton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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