Palmer, Illinois

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Palmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SE of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Christian
Standard Zip Codes 62556
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.457
Longitude -89.403

Palmer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Palmer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 248 100%
Male 118 47.6%
Female 130 52.4%
Under 18 76 30.6%
18+ 172 69.4%
65+ 34 13.7%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.18
White 239 96.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.8%
Other 2 0.8%
Mixed Race 5 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Palmer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 239
Growth -9
Growth % -3.6%

Palmer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.4%
Irish 14.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
French (except Basque) 8.4%
English 7.7%
German 6.5%
Italian 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Norwegian 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
Swedish 1.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palmer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clarksdale (62556)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palmer 248 $38,750
Bulpitt 206 $35,000
Harvel 235 $35,938
Kincaid 1,441 $40,590
Morrisonville 1,068 $43,971
Taylorville 11,427 $43,223
Tovey 516 $39,018
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