Statewide Claims to Fame

Palmer is 1st in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Female residents

Palmer is 3rd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Palmer is 5th in Alaska out of 10 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Palmer is 5th in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Palmer is 7th in Alaska out of 15 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Palmer is 7th in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Income below poverty line

Palmer is 7th in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Palmer is 7th in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Palmer is 7th in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Palmer is 8th in Alaska out of 13 other cities in Retail sales

Palmer, Alaska Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Current population (2012) 6,335 10th 731,449 313,914,040
Size in square miles 5.2 20th 570,640.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,152.1 3rd 1.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 8th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.3% 7th 25.6% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.6% 7th 8.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.5% 15th 91.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.3% 14th 27.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Race - White 79.1% 14th 67.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.8% 5th 3.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 9.2% 8th 14.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.1% 16th 5.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 10th 1.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 7.6% 8th 7.1% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.6% 7th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 76.4% 14th 63.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Female residents 50.5% 1st 47.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.9% 21st 6.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Housing units 2,281 20th 311,201 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.0% 9th 24.4% 25.9%
Households 1,994 20th 252,920 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.2% 12th 64.3% 66.1%
Home median value $180,700 21st $235,100 $186,200
People per household 2.7 10th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Income per capita $24,267 22nd $31,944 $27,915
Income per household $59,484 16th $69,014 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.1% 7th 9.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Palmer Rank Alaska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,783 7th 68,728 27,092,908
Retail sales $140,302 8th $9,303,387 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $18,057 5th $13,635 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $17,428 10th $1,851,293 $613,795,732

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