Pennsylvania Carbon County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Pennsylvania Carbon County.

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1. Library System DIMMICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-2131 Carbon 20,889 10,163

2. Central Library DIMMICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325-2131 Carbon N/A N/A

3. Central Library LEHIGHTON AREA MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 124 North St, Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone Number: (610) 377-2750 Carbon N/A N/A

4. Library System LEHIGHTON AREA MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 124 North St, Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone Number: (610) 377-2750 Carbon 17,164 17,976

5. Library System PALMERTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
402 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071
Phone Number: (610) 826-3424 Carbon 37,277 24,966

6. Central Library PALMERTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
402 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071
Phone Number: (610) 826-3424 Carbon N/A N/A

Overview of Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 58,802. Its county seat is Jim Thorpe.

History

Carbon County was created on March 29, 1860 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive deposits of coal in the region.

Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,003 km² (387 mi²). 987 km² (381 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.60% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 58,802 people, 23,701 households, and 16,424 families residing in the county. The population density is 60/km² (154/mi²). There are 30,492 housing units at an average density of 31/km² (80/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.82% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 23,701 households out of which 28.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 26.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.30 males.

Cities and towns

  • Banks Township
  • Beaver Meadows
  • Bowmanstown
  • East Penn Township
  • East Side
  • Franklin Township
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Kidder Township
  • Lansford
  • Lausanne Township
  • Lehigh Township
  • Lehighton
  • Lower Towamensing Township
  • Mahoning Township
  • Nesquehoning
  • Packer Township
  • Palmerton
  • Parryville
  • Penn Forest Township
  • Summit Hill
  • Towamensing Township
  • Tresckow
  • Weatherly
  • Weissport East
  • Weissport