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Packer is a township in Carbon County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The latitude of Packer is 40.874N. The longitude is -75.916W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,637 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 986.
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29% of Packer residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Packer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Packer was $17,038, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Packer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Packer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Packer political report.
The average commute time for Packer workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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