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Population in 2012: 110 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 

Males: 54  (49.2%)
Females: 56  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  50.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66962

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,869 (it was $31,042 in 2000)
Palmer:

$42,869
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,778

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,137 (it was $23,300 in 2000)
Palmer:

$45,137
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,487; Detached houses: $57,487

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 96 (86.5%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (13.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palmer: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (67.7%), Irish (10.5%), English (3.2%), Scottish (3.2%), French Canadian (1.6%), Russian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1325 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 349 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer city:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.3%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Palmer, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 110 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $825 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (85.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (473.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Linn, KS (2.1 miles ), Clifton, KS (3.0 miles ), Vining, KS (3.1 miles) , Greenleaf, KS (3.3 miles ), Morganville, KS (3.5 miles) , Washington, KS (3.7 miles ), Clyde, KS (3.7 miles ), Morrowville, KS (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 39.63 N, Longitude: 97.14 W

Area code: 785

Palmer household income distribution Palmer home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-10.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)


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Tornado activity:

Palmer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 179% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Palmer city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:

  • COMMUNITY CARE INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLIFTON, KS)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, KS)
  • THE CENTENNIAL HOMESTEAD (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WASHINGTON, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Palmer, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • Kansas State University (about 43 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 86 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 86 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Washburn University (about 88 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Emporia State University (about 99 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Central Community College (about 109 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Kansas (about 112 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

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Notable locations in Palmer: Palmer Wastewater Plant (A), Palmer Grain Elevator Number 1 (B), Linn - Palmer Rural Fire District 4 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.7%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palmer, KS

Palmer compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):

  • Bank of Palmer: Bank Of Palmer at 104 East Second Street, branch established on 1887/07/04. Info updated 2010/09/28: Bank assets: $39.5 mil, Deposits: $33.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (4%)

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Religion statistics for Palmer city (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.52%
Here80.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents29.8%23.0%16.6%11.4%10.1%
Congregations17.6%14.7%23.5%14.7%8.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents6.3%1.7%0.6%0.4%0.1%
Congregations8.8%2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%
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: 6
This county:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Washington County:

13.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

6.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$356
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$24
Totals for Government 0$0 8$380

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $61,000 ($554.55)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($227.27)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($145.45)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($109.09)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($81.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($18.18)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($18.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($27.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $61,000 ($554.55)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($45.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($36.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($45.45)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $55,000 ($500.00)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($127.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($27.27)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.18)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($200.00)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($45.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $60,000 ($545.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($454.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($800.00)

4.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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:
from Marshall County, KS  0.50% ($31,500 average AGI)


5.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marshall County, KS  0.82% ($42,500 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.45% ($27,091)
to Republic County, KS  0.41% ($21,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KCLY (100.9 FM; CLAY CENTER, KS; Owner: CROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Berny Harmon, 1392 Palmer Ave (Lat: 39.627861 Lon: -97.121778), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100
  • Leo Bochnia, 1392 Palmer Ave (Lat: 39.627861 Lon: -97.121778), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, ST 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Palmer Well Field (Lat: 39.653611 Lon: -97.157806), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPIY698
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2005, Expiration Date: 10/03/2015, Certifier: Delbert Bikeman
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PALMER, 1392 Palmer Ave (Lat: 39.627861 Lon: -97.121778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQMP491
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/13/2020, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:


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