The City of Palmer had a population of 6,966 as of July 1, 2016. Palmer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 61.5974 and longitude -149.1148 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 249 feet.
The City of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2419445) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Palmer is located within the Matanuska-Susitna Census Subarea of Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmer: Farmington, Palmer Siding, Warton.
|Population in Households||6,642|
|Population in Familes||5,503|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||324|
|Average Household Size||2.74|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,608 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,627 (62.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||797 (30.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||185 ( 7.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$234,365|
|Average Home Value||$273,309|
|Median Household Income||$67,440|
|Average Household Income||$85,600|
|Per Capita Income||$31,283|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.17%|
|Per Capita Income||1.75%|
The table below compares Palmer to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 16||96th|
|Population Density1||# 4||99th|
|Diversity Index2||# 123||66th|
|Median Household Income||# 61||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 98||73rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.