For population 25 years and over in Palo Alto:
For population 15 years and over in Palo Alto borough:
14 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,341 (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: 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
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 2012: 7.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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 borough (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: