What is the current population of Palmer?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Palmer is 6,094. Palmer, Alaska is the 4,283rd largest city in the US.

Palmer Geography [top]

What county is Palmer, Alaska in?

Palmer is located entirely in MatanuskaSusitna Borough.

What is the size of Palmer, Alaska in square miles?

Palmer has an area of 5.2 square miles.

Palmer Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Palmer?

The current population of Palmer (6,094) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Palmer growing?

Palmer has grown 26.9% since the 2000. Palmer, Alaska is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 80% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Palmer, Alaska?

Palmer has a population density of 1,152.1 people per square mile. Palmer has the 3rd highest population density in Alaska.

Palmer Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Palmer, Alaska?

The total voting age population of Palmer, Alaska, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,024. The voting age population is 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.6% of the residents of Palmer are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Palmer, Alaska?

The racial demographics of Palmer are 75.1% White, 9.5% Two or more races, 8.6% American Indian, 3.0% Black, 1.4% Other, 1.2% Asian and 1.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 6.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska residents are below the poverty line?

In Palmer, 12.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 9.2%. On a per-household basis, 8.0% of families are below the poverty line in Palmer.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 59.1% of Palmer residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Palmer, Alaska residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.2% of Palmer residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.4% have a bachelor's degree and 7.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Palmer residents aged 5 and older, 6.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.2% speak an Asian language.

Palmer Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Palmer, Alaska?

The unemployment rate in Palmer is 10.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska residents work for the government?

In Palmer, 20.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Palmer, Alaska?

The median household income in Palmer is $62,339.

Palmer Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Palmer, Alaska?

In Palmer, 62.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Palmer, Alaska?

Renters occupy 37.5% of housing units in Palmer.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Palmer, 1.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Palmer, Alaska housing units were built after 2000?

In Palmer, 27.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Palmer, Alaska?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Palmer is $976.

What percentage of households in Palmer, Alaska have broadband internet?

In Palmer, 86.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Palmer Population By Year

Population Graph For Palmer
Year Population Rank in US
2021 6,094 4,283
2020 5,890 4,373
2019 7,456 3,776
2018 7,306 3,815
2017 7,209 3,844
2016 7,000 3,890
2015 6,788 3,939
2014 6,515 4,022
2013 6,461 4,033
2012 6,335 4,054
2011 6,170 4,104
2010 5,937 4,190
2000 4,801 4,508
1990 2,901 5,623

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
4273 Cherryville, North Carolina 6,132 10.8%
4274 Torrington, Wyoming 6,132 4.8%
4275 Rensselaer, Indiana 6,130 -0.8%
4276 Belding, Michigan 6,129 4.5%
4277 Slinger, Wisconsin 6,116 58.1%
4278 Hellertown, Pennsylvania 6,109 9.1%
4279 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida 6,106 4.2%
4280 Prosser, Washington 6,106 24.1%
4281 Rupert, Idaho 6,099 8.3%
4282 Gas City, Indiana 6,094 2.8%
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4284 Clairton, Pennsylvania 6,093 -27.7%
4285 Darlington, South Carolina 6,092 -10.3%
4286 Fruit Heights, Utah 6,091 29.2%
4287 Gustine, California 6,091 27.7%
4288 Little Silver, New Jersey 6,091 -1.5%
4289 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 6,091 5.8%
4290 Tequesta, Florida 6,088 15.0%
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4292 Cheverly, Maryland 6,076 -5.6%
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Similarly Sized Cities In Alaska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
3271 Wasilla 9,456 69.2%
3520 Sitka city and 8,407 -4.8%
3648 Ketchikan 8,037 -3.2%
3770 Kenai 7,590 9.2%
4227 Bethel 6,270 13.7%
4283 Palmer 6,094 26.9%
4453 Homer 5,719 17.9%
4570 Kodiak 5,458 -14.3%
4706 Utqiagvik 5,176
5132 Soldotna 4,444 18.0%
5422 Unalaska 4,009 -6.1%
5494 Valdez 3,907 -3.6%
5730 Nome 3,594 2.7%
6134 Kotzebue 3,110 0.7%

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