|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
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 is located entirely in MatanuskaSusitna Borough.
The current population of Palmer (6,094) is it's peak population.
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.
Palmer has a population density of 1,152.1 people per square mile. Palmer has the 3rd highest population density in Alaska.
|3520||Sitka city and||8,407||-4.8%|
|4282||Gas City, Indiana||6,094||2.8%|
|4285||Darlington, South Carolina||6,092||-10.3%|
|4286||Fruit Heights, Utah||6,091||29.2%|
|4288||Little Silver, New Jersey||6,091||-1.5%|
|4289||Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey||6,091||5.8%|
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.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.6% of the residents of Palmer are 65 or older.
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.
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.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.1% of Palmer residents are in the labor force.
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.
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.
The unemployment rate in Palmer is 10.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Palmer, 20.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Palmer is $62,339.
In Palmer, 62.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 37.5% of housing units in Palmer.
Of all the housing units in Palmer, 1.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Palmer, 27.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Palmer is $976.
In Palmer, 86.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.