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People

Total Population 584
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 295
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,389
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,292

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,824
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $60,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 7.5%

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

Palmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Merrick
Standard Zip Codes 68864
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.222
Longitude -98.256

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 SAINT PAUL 4 N
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
Station GRAND ISLAND CTR NE AP
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.8 inches
Station GREELEY
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 26 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Central City 2,902 $53,550
Chapman 257 $57,813
Elba 271 $65,938
Farwell 130 $36,667
St. Paul 2,313 $58,750

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

Palmer Public Libraries

Library
Palmer Public Library
WEST COMMERCIAL STREET
Palmer, Nebraska
(308) 894-5305

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Palmer High Schools

PALMER JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH
308-894-3065
Serves 131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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