For population 25 years and over in Palmer:
For population 15 years and over in Palmer village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,725 (2.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (26.0 miles , pop. 111,454).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (72.9 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (188.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Morrisonville, IL (2.0 miles ), Langleyville, IL (2.8 miles ), Jeisyville, IL (2.9 miles) , Taylorville, IL (2.9 miles ), Kincaid, IL (3.0 miles ), Bulpitt, IL (3.1 miles ), Tovey, IL (3.1 miles ), Harvel, IL (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 39.46 N, Longitude: 89.41 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 217
Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.8%).
Work and jobs in Palmer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Palmer, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Palmer-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Palmer village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 3/20/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the village center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Palmer center
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Palmer center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Christian County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
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Religion statistics for Palmer village (based on Christian County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.85%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
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4.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,381 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($71,936 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Palmer fatal accident list:
Jun 19, 2007 07:45 PM, Union St, Lat: 39.458675, Lon: -89.413919, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palmer)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
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