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Population in 2013: 6,461 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.5%
Males: 3,234  (50.1%)
Females: 3,227  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  30.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,569 (it was $45,571 in 2000)
Palmer:

$58,569
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,874 (it was $17,203 in 2000)

Palmer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $189,857 (it was $102,300 in 2000)
Palmer:

$189,857
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $208,430; Detached houses: $190,421; Townhouses or other attached units: $278,597; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $31,590

Median gross rent in 2012: $885.

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  • White alone - 4,699 (74.4%)
  • Two or more races - 546 (8.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 523 (8.3%)
  • Hispanic - 403 (6.4%)
  • Black alone - 76 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 72 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 25 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.1%)

Races in Palmer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palmer: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.9%), Irish (11.2%), English (8.9%), United States (4.0%), French (3.3%), Norwegian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 239 feet

Land area: 3.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,719 people per square mile   (low).

Palmer,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

116 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Alaska as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 113 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,181 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,809 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (35.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2333.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Farm Loop, AK (1.4 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (1.7 miles ), Butte, AK (2.2 miles ), Gateway, AK (2.2 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.5 miles ), Lakes, AK (2.5 miles ), Fishhook, AK (2.7 miles ), Knik River, AK (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $199,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 61.60 N, Longitude: 149.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,794 (+44.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,090 (40.8%)

Area code: 907

Palmer household income distribution Palmer home values distribution

Crime rates in Palmer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1011012
per 100,000 21.80.018.417.20.016.632.3
Robberies 1113412
per 100,000 21.821.518.451.764.116.632.3
Assaults 12295458531714
per 100,000 261.4623.1994.5999.8849.4281.4226.0
Burglaries 24432721161916
per 100,000 522.8923.9497.2362.0256.4314.5258.2
Thefts 184249245205183176103
per 100,000 4007.85350.24512.03533.92932.72913.41662.4
Auto thefts 181832141427
per 100,000 392.1386.8589.3241.3224.433.1113.0
Arson 43103016
per 100,000 87.164.5184.251.70.016.696.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.7) 297.4430.4470.4405.6334.3210.7170.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Palmer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Alaska average:

1.76

Palmer tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,599 (+54.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Palmer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palmer, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 823% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from Palmer center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 176.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 347.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 294.5 miles away from Palmer center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 257.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Birthplace of: Laird Barron - Writer, C.J. Hooker - College basketball player (North Carolina Tar Heels), Corey Cogdell - Sport shooter, Drew Mormino - Player of football, Jessica Moore - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Jul 9, 1982), Kerry Weiland - Ice hockey player, Rhett Magner - College football player (Bowling Green Falcons).

Hospitals and medical centers in Palmer:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2500 SOUTH WOODWORTH LOOP)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Palmer:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Palmer:

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College/University in Palmer:

  • Alaska Bible College (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 248 E Elmwood; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.akbible.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 37 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 37 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 229 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1358 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1361 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1369 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1382 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Palmer:

Private high schools in Palmer:

  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 1600 N DOUBLE B ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MATANUSKA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INC (Students: 75; Location: 248 E ELMWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palmer:

Private elementary/middle school in Palmer:

  • MAT VALLEY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 2238 S INNER SPRINGER LOOP; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Palmer, School District: MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Palmer:

  • PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $601,728; Location: 655 SOUTH VALLEY WAY; 54,729 books; 2,267 audio materials; 2,038 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 51 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wasilla, Alaska is the neighboring town to Palmer.And both towns are located in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

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Notable locations in Palmer: Palmer Fire Department Station 34 (A), Palmer Fire Department Station 36 Training Center (B), Tsunami Warning Center (C), Palmer Fire Department Station 31 (D), Guardian Flight (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Palmer Pioneer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Palmer Historical Society (Museums; 316 East Elmwood Avenue), Colony House Museum (316 East Elmwood Avenue), Matanuska Susitna Convention & Visitors Bureau (Parks Hy), Glacier Park (Glenn Highway), Alaska Back Country Adventure Tours (Tours & Charters; 17435 Marcus Baker Drive).

Hotels: Colony Inn (325 East Elmwood Avenue), Iron Horse Liquor Store (606 South Alaska Street), Pioneer Motel & Apartments (124 West Arctic Avenue), Alaska's Caribou Cabins (10901 Center Street), Creekside Cabins (3150 North Dolly Varden Drive), Peak Inn (775 West Evergreen Avenue), Gold Miner's Hotel (918 South Colony Way), Peking Garden (775 West Evergreen Avenue), Alaska Birch Cottages (Cotswold Circle).

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmer and their reported violations in the past:

PALMER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9,891, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SETTLERS BAY VILLAGE (Population served: 2,733, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
TALKEETNA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2011)
EQUESTRIAN ACRES (Population served: 950, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-04-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-04-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAMP LA DA SA (Population served: 902, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PALMER CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
PALMER SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-21-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
RIVER BEND SUBDIVISION (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmer that have no violations reported:

  • MATANUSKA SUSITNA COLLEGE (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIONEER MEADOWS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 435, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANDERSON BUILDING (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAZY MOUNTAIN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MANNA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TURNERS CORNER (Address: 8238 E TURNER ROAD , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PALMER CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ALPINE INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUTTON LIBRARY (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.5%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.7% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Palmer in 2010:

  • 262 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 143 people in state prisons
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Palmer in 2000:

  • 184 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 86 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Palmer, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Palmer compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Palmer Branch at 705 S Bailey, branch established on 1960/07/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • KeyBank National Association: Colony Branch at 1150 South Colony Way, branch established on 1988/11/07. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • First National Bank Alaska: Palmer Branch at 303 West Evergreen Avenue, branch established on 1976/03/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmer, Alaska:

  • Fairview Motel, 1930 GLN Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645 , Phone: (907) 745-1505
  • Knik River Lodge, 29979 E Knik River Rd, Palmer, AK 99645 , Phone: (907) 745-5002, Fax: (907) 745-5024
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmer, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Palmer travel time to work - commute Palmer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Palmer city (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here: 27.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%16.4%14.6%6.1%5.2%
Congregations9.2%9.2%12.3%1.5%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.5%2.9%20.0%
Congregations3.1%6.2%4.6%3.1%47.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$31,140$53,3832$1,953
Other Government Administration 8$49,211$73,8178$6,128
Police Protection - Officers 16$97,429$73,0720$0
Police - Other 13$53,782$49,6451$283
Firefighters 2$12,252$73,51253$12,173
Streets and Highways 12$53,603$53,6031$1,103
Solid Waste Management 1$3,702$44,4240$0
Sewerage 3$14,236$56,9440$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,122$54,7325$3,122
Water Supply 2$7,860$47,1601$3,085
Local Libraries 4$14,455$43,3658$6,975
Totals for Government 70$346,792$59,45079$34,822

Palmer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $1,293,000 ($200.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,891,000 ($292.68)
    General - Other: $1,000,000 ($154.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $725,000 ($112.21)
    Water Utilities: $449,000 ($69.49)
    Libraries: $441,000 ($68.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $392,000 ($60.67)
    Financial Administration: $368,000 ($56.96)
    Fire Protection: $354,000 ($54.79)
    Sewerage: $307,000 ($47.52)
    Regular Highways: $272,000 ($42.10)
    Central Staff Services: $130,000 ($20.12)
    Health Services - Other: $49,000 ($7.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($12.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,710,000 ($728.99)

Palmer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,050,000 ($317.29)
    Sewerage: $558,000 ($86.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $509,000 ($78.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $82,000 ($12.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $208,000 ($32.19)
    Interest Earnings: $97,000 ($15.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $802,000 ($124.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $240,000 ($37.15)
    All Other: $131,000 ($20.28)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,761,000 ($427.33)
    Property: $584,000 ($90.39)
    NEC: $161,000 ($24.92)

Palmer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,292,000 ($199.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($14.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,095,000 ($169.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $102,000 ($15.79)

Palmer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,234,000 ($500.54)

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K09JE (Channel 9; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K66CF (Channel 66; PALMER, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Palmer, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 37
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 86
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 148
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 363
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Palmer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 26
Total length: 227 meters (745ft)
Total costs: $645,000
Total average daily traffic: 203,579
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,797

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 16
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Palmer, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palmer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palmer, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 200 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palmer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 413 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Palmer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$222,97811$212,76579$216,6616$112,0524$124,703
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$288,7203$231,1901$105,8400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$163,9832$213,28519$203,9353$110,6430$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$221,0001$393,42022$226,7610$01$216,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$182,4980$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0012.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$214,4304$251,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$293,520
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0012.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 31
  • Service Call: 28
  • Good Intent Call: 23

Incident types - Palmer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmer, AK
Businesses in Palmer, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Curves1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Kroger1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Palmer on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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