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Welcome to Palmerton ...
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 09 Aug 2022