Palmer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,191 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Palmer is the 155th largest community in Massachusetts.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmer who work in office and administrative support (14.09%), sales jobs (12.75%), and management occupations (11.10%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Palmer is worth considering.
Palmer is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Palmer citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.89% of adults in Palmer have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palmer in 2010 was $26,741, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,964 for a family of four. However, Palmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palmer include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Palmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Portuguese.