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Palmer is a township in Northampton County, in the Allentown-Bethlehem metro area.
The latitude of Palmer is 40.716N. The longitude is -75.249W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 335 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,809.
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24% of Palmer residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palmer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmer was $25,722, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Palmer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palmer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $617. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,197.
Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmer political report.
The average commute time for Palmer workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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