Carbon County, Pennsylvania 

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Population

64,081

-0.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$49,913

Median Home Price

$207,100

Median Age

45.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Mid-sized city complex - East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Carbon County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Penn Forest, Palmerton, 28 total
Zip Codes: 18235, 18071, 18229, 18210, 18255, 18240, 18232, 18250, 18254, 18216, 15 total
Cost of Living: -5.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

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Carbon, Pa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Strategic location
Affordable housing
Attractive downtown
Cons
Economic cycles
Some unattractive areas
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What Bert Has To Say About Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area

The cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have a strong industrial and working class heritage, anchored by the enormous Bethlehem Steel works. The gigantic 500-acre mill complex, abandoned 20 years ago, and is still a formidable presence just south of downtown Bethlehem, and is likely to evolve at least in part to a preserved national park site celebrating our industrial heritage. The rest of the area is a center for mostly old-economy manufacturing with the Lucent Technologies spinoff Agere adding a not-too-prosperous high tech element. Binney & Smith, known worldwide as the maker of Crayola crayons, has its factory in the smaller Easton east along the Lehigh River.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Carbon County is 7.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carbon County jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Carbon County's cost of living is 5.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Carbon County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Carbon County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Carbon county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 65.3% to 33.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Carbon County's population is 64,081 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Carbon County is Real Estate: $207,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.

SCHOOLS
Carbon County public schools spend $15,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Carbon County. More Education



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Housing Market in carbon

It's a good time to buy in Carbon. Home Appreciation is up 20.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Carbon is $207,100.
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ZIP CODES IN CARBON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
18235, 18071, 18229, 18210, 18255, 18240, 18232, 18250, 18254, 18216, 15 total

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