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Palmer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 6,122 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Palmer is the tenth largest community in Alaska.
Unlike some cities, Palmer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palmer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmer is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmer who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), management occupations (9.56%) and sales jobs (9.43%).
A relatively large number of people in Palmer telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.36% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Palmer is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palmer a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palmer has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palmer’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Palmer citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.29% of adults 25 and older in Palmer have a college degree.
The per capita income in Palmer in 2010 was $22,709, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,836 for a family of four. However, Palmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palmer is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palmer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palmer residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Palmer include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, French and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Palmer is English. Some people also speak Native American languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,113|
|PALMER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||62.53%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||37.47%|
|TYPE OF PALMER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.12%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.28%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||9.15%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||18.40%|
|SIZE OF PALMER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.98%|
|AGE OF PALMER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||18.64%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||61.11%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||16.83%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.43%|
|PALMER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$175,585|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$771|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||4.13%|
|$50,001 - $101,000||2.14%|
|$101,001 - $201,000||53.33%|
|$201,001 - $302,000||34.76%|
|$302,001 - $402,000||3.57%|
|$402,001 - $503,000||2.06%|
|$503,001 - $754,000||0.00%|
|$754,001 - $1,006,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF PALMER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.00%|
|5 TO 17||21.26%|
|18 TO 24||12.77%|
|25 TO 34||14.72%|
|35 TO 54||25.08%|
|55 TO 64||8.57%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.60%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.42%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$54,706|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$22,709|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||18.12%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.96%)
Public Service (12.64%)
Information Technology (8.83%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.27%)
Real estate (2.21%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.84%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||9.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.35%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.76%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||7.63%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.58%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (13.40%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.55%)
Native American languages (3.28%)
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