For population 25 years and over in Palo Alto:
For population 15 years and over in Palo Alto borough:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,415 (1.8%)
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: Mechanicsville borough, PA (0.8 miles ), 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 ), 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
Crime rates in Palo Alto (2010):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Crime rates in Palo Alto (2012):
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -138 (-11.6%).
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
Palo Alto-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 51% 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 above Pennsylvania state average. It is 75% 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 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 Palo Alto center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from Palo Alto center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
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: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Eddie Delker - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Palo Alto:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo Alto:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.222. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Palo Alto compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Palo Alto (based on Schuylkill County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Palo Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Palo Alto government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Palo Alto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Palo Alto:
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TV broadcast stations around Palo Alto:
Palo Alto fatal accident list:
Jul 27, 2002 00:15 AM, Sr-2002, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 119
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,750
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: