Palmer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 7,000 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmer who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), food service (9.76%), and sales jobs (9.29%).
Even though Palmer is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Palmer are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.35% of adults in Palmer having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Palmer in 2010 was $26,259, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,036 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 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.