Palo Alto, Pennsylvania

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Palo Alto, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Palo Alto strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Palo Alto Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Palo Alto, Pennsylvania

Comparing Palo Alto to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Palo Alto Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17901
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.687
Longitude -76.172

Palo Alto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Palo Alto Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,052 100%
Male 502 47.7%
Female 550 52.3%
Under 18 197 18.7%
18+ 855 81.3%
65+ 219 20.8%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,040 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Palo Alto Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,016
Growth -36
Growth % -3.4%

Palo Alto Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.2%
Italian 17.4%
Irish 16.1%
Polish 11.1%
Dutch 9.8%
English 4%
Lithuanian 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
US/American 2.9%
Slovak 2.5%
Welsh 2.4%
Ukrainian 2.1%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palo Alto, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Becks (17901)
Bunker Hill (17901)
Dieners Hill (17901)
Duncott (17901)
Glen Carbon (17901)
Glen Dower (17901)
Glenworth (17901)
Greenbury (17901)
Heckschersville (17901)
Hillside (17901)
New Street (17901)
North Manheim (17901)
Phoenix Park (17901)
Pine Hill (17901)
Primrose (17901)
Wadesville (17901)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palo Alto 1,052 $41,667
Cressona 1,635 $42,292
New Philadelphia 1,149 $38,229
Port Carbon 2,019 $37,939
Pottsville 15,549 $41,124
Schuylkill Haven 5,548 $41,286
St. Clair 3,254 $35,024
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