Palmer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 7,306 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Palmer is the tenth largest community in Alaska.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palmer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmer is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmer who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), food service (10.11%), and sales jobs (8.89%).
The percentage of adults in Palmer who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.70% of the adults in Palmer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Palmer in 2010 was $25,552, 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 $102,208 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, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Palmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.