Palmer, Tennessee

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High Points

Palmer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 10% Palmer Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Palmer, Tennessee

Comparing Palmer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Palmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Grundy
Standard Zip Codes 37365
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.351
Longitude -85.567

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 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 63.7 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
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Palmer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 726 100%
Male 354 48.8%
Female 372 51.2%
Under 18 155 21.3%
18+ 571 78.7%
65+ 129 17.8%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 2.93
White 717 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Palmer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 738
Growth 12
Growth % 1.7%

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
US/American 45.7%
English 23.6%
Irish 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
German 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Italian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palmer 726 $23,929
Altamont 1,136 $25,000
Beersheba Springs 553 $26,250
Coalmont 948 $24,583
Dunlap 4,173 $34,542
Tracy City 1,679 $28,864
Whitwell 1,660 $31,151

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Palmer Public Library
Palmer, Tennessee
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