Palmer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 5,888 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Palmer is the 11th largest community in Alaska.
Palmer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.01%), food service (8.71%), and teaching (6.91%).
The education level of Palmer citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.20% of adults in Palmer have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palmer in 2018 was $25,848, 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 $103,392 for a family of four. However, Palmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palmer is an extremely 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Palmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.