Palo Alto, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 1,016 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 515  (50.7%)
Females: 501  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17965.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,197 (it was $35,729 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$37,197
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,319 (it was $16,806 in 2000)

Palo Alto borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,222 (it was $49,500 in 2000)
Palo Alto:

$70,222
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,662; Detached houses: $154,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,477; In 2-unit structures: $83,787; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,557; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,851; Mobile homes: $43,194

Median gross rent in 2013: $637.

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  • Races in Palo Alto, PA (2010)

    Palo Alto races chart
    • 99596.4%White alone
    • 201.9%Hispanic
    • 70.7%Black alone
    • 70.7%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Two or more races

Races in Palo Alto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Palo Alto: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.2%), Irish (13.0%), Italian (11.7%), Polish (9.4%), Dutch (8.5%), Welsh (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1854

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 962 people per square mile   (low).

Palo Alto,PA real estate house value index trend

Palo Alto, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Palo Alto:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palo Alto borough:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

13 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,366 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,137 (1.8%)

Palo Alto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (27.2 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (72.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Port Carbon borough, PA (0.8 miles ), Mount Carbon, PA (1.2 miles) , Pottsville, PA (1.3 miles ), St. Clair borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Cumbola, PA (1.5 miles ), Renningers, PA (1.7 miles ), Seltzer, PA (1.9 miles ), New Philadelphia borough, PA (1.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 76.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Palo Alto household income distribution Palo Alto home values distribution

Crime rates in Palo Alto by Year
Type 2010 2012 2013
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 101
per 100,000 93.20.098.0
Burglaries 011
per 100,000 0.097.298.0
Thefts 288
per 100,000 186.4777.5784.3
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 100
per 100,000 93.20.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 256.1) 27.139.360.0

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Crime rate in Palo Alto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
Pennsylvania average:

2.58
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -138 (-11.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Palo Alto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palo Alto, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Palo Alto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Palo Alto borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 20.2 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palo Alto-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 25.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from Palo Alto center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 290.9 miles away from Palo Alto center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palo Alto topographic map

Birthplace of: Eddie Delker - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Palo Alto:

  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo Alto:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 4 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 27 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Albright College (about 27 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 28 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)

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Notable locations in Palo Alto: Citizens Fire Company Palo Alto (A), East End Fire Company 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.0. This is worse than average.

City:

97.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0461
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.788. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.788
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.7%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Palo Alto compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Palo Alto travel time to work - commute Palo Alto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Coal or coke (13%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palo Alto borough (based on Schuylkill County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,657$31,8842$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,289$27,4681$1,218
Totals for Government 2$4,946$29,6763$3,048

Palo Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $61,000 ($60.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($38.39)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($30.51)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($28.54)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($15.75)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($11.81)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($9.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($9.84)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($7.87)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($5.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($2.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($54.13)

Palo Alto government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($60.04)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($2.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($17.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($6.89)
    All Other: $5,000 ($4.92)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($71.85)
    Individual Income: $49,000 ($48.23)
    NEC: $5,000 ($4.92)

Palo Alto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($26.57)

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palo Alto:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palo Alto:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • W235AD (94.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ED TV ASSC)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Palo Alto:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)

Palo Alto fatal accident list:

Jul 27, 2002 00:15 AM, Sr-2002, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 22, 1987 08:05 PM, Sr00610331, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 15, 1976 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 2,990Total average daily traffic
  • 119Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,750Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
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