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Demographics

People

Total Population6,572
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+2,764
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married42.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,574
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,477

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,808
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$943
Median House Value$194,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34%
German19.5%
Irish11.1%
English9.9%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Norwegian2.4%
Polish2.3%
Swedish1.8%
Welsh0.9%
Russian0.9%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Palmer Almanac

CategoryValue
County Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Standard Zip Codes99645
Phone Area Codes907
Time ZoneAmerica/Anchorage
Approximate Latitude61.62
Approximate Longitude-148.98

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)

StationPALMER IAS
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp6 to 22 F
Apr Temp28 to 46 F
Jul Temp49 to 67 F
Oct Temp26 to 42 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationMATANUSKA AES
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 22 F
Apr Temp28 to 47 F
Jul Temp49 to 67 F
Oct Temp26 to 42 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationWASILLA 3 S
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 23 F
Apr Temp28 to 49 F
Jul Temp49 to 70 F
Oct Temp27 to 43 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Houston2,028$67,857
Wasilla8,972$77,321

Palmer Public Libraries

Palmer Public Library
655 SOUTH VALLEY WAY
Palmer, Alaska
(907) 761-1371

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Palmer Hospitals

Mat-su Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2500 S. Woodworth Loop
(907) 861-6000

Palmer Public Schools

Palmer High School
1170 W Arctic Ave
ZIP: 99645
High
Total Enrollment 765
Birchtree Charter School
7101 E. Palmer Wasilla Highway
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Swanson Elementary
507 N Gulkana
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Colony Middle School
9250 Colony School Drive
ZIP: 99645
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Mat-su Youth Facility
501 N Gulkana
ZIP: 99645
Other
Total Enrollment 5
Beryozova School
501 N Gulkana
ZIP: 99645
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Colony High School
9550 E Colony School Drive
ZIP: 99645
High
Total Enrollment 1127
Pioneer Peak Elementary
1959 North Trunk Road
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Academy Charter School
801 East Arctic
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Palmer Middle School
1159 S Chugach
ZIP: 99645
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Butte Elementary
4006 S Butte Road
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Valley Pathways
1150 North France Road
ZIP: 99645
High
Total Enrollment 192
Sherrod Elementary
561 N Gulkana Street
ZIP: 99645
Primary
Total Enrollment 454

Palmer Private Schools

Amazing Grace Academy
2238 Inner Springer Loop
ZIP: 99645
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Valley Christian School
1600 N Double B St
ZIP: 99645
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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