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People

Total Population 6,449
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,697
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $38,865
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,382

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,059
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $923
Median House Value $193,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 38 miles NE of Anchorage, Alaska
County Matanuska-Susitna
Standard Zip Codes 99645
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 61.61
Longitude -149.11

Palmer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PALMER IAS
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 46 F
Jul Temp 49 to 67 F
Oct Temp 26 to 42 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Station MATANUSKA AES
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 28 to 47 F
Jul Temp 49 to 67 F
Oct Temp 26 to 42 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Station WASILLA 3 S
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 49 to 70 F
Oct Temp 27 to 43 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Houston 1,977 $68,309
Wasilla 8,676 $73,281

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmer Public Libraries

Library
Palmer Public Library
655 SOUTH VALLEY WAY
Palmer, Alaska
(907) 745-4690
Library Web Site

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Palmer Hospitals

MAT-SU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2500 SOUTH WOODWORTH LOOP
(907) 746-8600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Palmer High Schools

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COLONY HIGH SCHOOL
9550 COLONY SCHOOL DRIVE
907-746-9572
Serves 992 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

PALMER HIGH SCHOOL
1170 W ARCTIC AVE.
907-745-3241
Serves 884 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

VALLEY PATHWAYS
12351 E PALMER / WASILLA HWY
907-745-2158
Serves 292 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

HORIZON CHARTER
PO BOX 3927
907-745-4675
A Charter School.
Serves 158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 79

GLACIER VIEW SCHOOL
MILE 104 GLENN HIGHWAY
907-745-5122
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

BERYOZAVA SCHOOL
501 N. GULKANA
907-495-2500
A Title I School.
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

MAT-SU YOUTH FACILITY
501 N. GOLKANA
907-746-9272
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

SEEUONLINE.ORG
1235 E. PALMER / WASILLA HWY
907-745-2158

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