Palmer, Iowa

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Palmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pocahontas
Standard Zip Codes 50571
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.63
Longitude -94.6

Palmer Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station SAC CITY
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
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Palmer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 214 100%
Male 114 53.3%
Female 100 46.7%
Under 18 47 22%
18+ 167 78%
65+ 55 25.7%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 204 95.3%
African-American 8 3.7%
Asian 1 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Palmer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 191
Growth -23
Growth % -10.7%

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
German 79.2%
US/American 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Swedish 3%
Irish 2.4%
Danish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Czech 1.8%
Norwegian 1.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palmer 214 $45,250
Fonda 648 $37,500
Gilmore City 556 $40,208
Manson 1,893 $41,500
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Pomeroy 710 $34,028
Rolfe 675 $32,500

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Palmer Public Library
"520 HANSON AVE., BOX 114"
Palmer, Iowa
(712) 359-2296

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