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People

Total Population 149
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 65
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,917
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42.3%
Median Gross Rent $725
Median House Value $27,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 8.7%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station POCAHONTAS
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
Station ROCKWELL CITY
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fonda 575 $55,795
Gilmore City 417 $56,875

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

Palmer Public Libraries

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

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