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Population in July 2007: 3,995.
Males: 1,920  (48.1%)
Females: 2,075  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 01069.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,841 (it was $35,199 in 2000)
Palmer:

$45,841
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,027 (it was $17,806 in 2000)

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $203,658 (it was $110,900 in 2000)
Palmer:

$203,658
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $245,848; detached houses: $250,098; townhouses or other attached units: $192,340; in 2-unit structures: $207,670; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,236; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $476,760; mobile homes: $66,796
March 2019 cost of living index in Palmer: 130.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Palmer, MA (2000)
    • 3,69394.7%White alone
    • 591.5%Hispanic
    • 521.3%Black alone
    • 481.2%Two or more races
    • 401.0%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Massachusetts as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palmer is 400 to 1.


Crime rates in Palmer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(31.1)
4
(30.8)
4
(30.8)
1
(7.8)
5
(38.2)
2
(15.4)
6
(49.1)
4
(32.6)
8
(65.8)
6
(49.3)
6
(49.2)
9
(73.9)
7
(57.7)
6
(48.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(38.9)
14
(107.7)
6
(46.2)
1
(7.8)
3
(22.9)
4
(30.7)
3
(24.6)
3
(24.5)
5
(41.1)
8
(65.8)
4
(32.8)
2
(16.4)
3
(24.7)
4
(32.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(272.0)
25
(192.3)
31
(238.6)
35
(271.5)
31
(236.9)
45
(345.6)
45
(368.4)
40
(326.3)
25
(205.7)
31
(254.9)
42
(344.7)
55
(451.9)
40
(329.6)
46
(373.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(466.3)
86
(661.4)
67
(515.7)
67
(519.7)
64
(489.1)
53
(407.0)
59
(483.1)
116
(946.4)
88
(724.0)
50
(411.2)
53
(435.0)
48
(394.4)
34
(280.2)
15
(121.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
128
(994.9)
149
(1,146)
117
(900.6)
105
(814.5)
107
(817.7)
121
(929.3)
123
(1,007)
126
(1,028)
111
(913.2)
97
(797.6)
112
(919.3)
139
(1,142)
86
(708.6)
70
(568.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(225.4)
18
(138.4)
18
(138.6)
10
(77.6)
17
(129.9)
16
(122.9)
16
(131.0)
17
(138.7)
11
(90.5)
9
(74.0)
8
(65.7)
6
(49.3)
9
(74.2)
13
(105.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(62.2)
8
(61.5)
4
(30.8)
3
(23.3)
4
(30.6)
2
(15.4)
1
(8.2)
3
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
3
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)181.4198.6200.2138.0162.2166.1204.9217.2200.6176.8190.7231.7173.4179.3

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City-data.com crime index in Palmer, MA

Crime rate in Palmer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: French (24.6%), Irish (21.4%), Polish (18.6%), Italian (13.5%), French Canadian (12.3%), English (7.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 330 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 977 people per square mile   (low).

Palmer, Massachusetts map

79 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This place:

2.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Palmer CDP:

1.6% ($1,798)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MA (11.7 miles , pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (64.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (121.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Palmer Town, MA (1.5 miles ),
Three Rivers, MA (1.6 miles ),
Bondsville, MA (1.9 miles ),
Monson Center, MA (2.0 miles ),
Monson, MA (2.1 miles ),
Wilbraham, MA (2.4 miles ),
Brimfield, MA (2.6 miles ),
Ludlow, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 72.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,266 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 664 (34.8%)

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Palmer, MA in 2017
Palmer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $315,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Palmer, MA residents
Average permit cost in Palmer, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Historical population in Palmer, MA
Historical housing units in Palmer, MA
Most common industries in Palmer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Palmer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Palmer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.4. This is about average.

City:

72.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.318. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.318
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.51. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.441. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.441
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.14
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Palmer-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Palmer place center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from Palmer center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 235.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampden County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Palmer:

  • MONSON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER ("175 STATE AVENUE, BOX F")
  • WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 40 WRIGHT STREET)
  • PALMER HEALTHCARE CENTER (250 SHEARER STREET)
  • SPRING VALLEY NURSING HOME (81 CHATHAM ST)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF PALMER (42 WRIGHT STREET)
  • QUABOAG VALLEY VNA (42B WRIGHT STREET)

Airports located in Palmer:

Amtrak stations near Palmer:

  • 15 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • Western New England University (about 11 miles; Springfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,477)
  • American International College (about 13 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • Springfield College (about 13 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 14 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 15 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Bay Path College (about 15 miles; Longmeadow, MA; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 17 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)

Public high schools in Palmer:

Private high school in Palmer:

  • FAITH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 14, Location: 251 SHEARER ST, Grades: 2-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palmer:

  • OLD MILL POND (Students: 734, Location: 4107 MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • CONVERSE MIDDLE (Students: 517, Location: 24 CONVERSE STREET, Grades: 5-7)
See full list of schools located in Palmer

Library in Palmer:

  • PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $729,135; Location: 1455 NORTH MAIN ST.; 59,145 books; 930 e-books; 6,951 audio materials; 5,877 video materials; 38 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 176 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palmer: Mapletree Industrial Center (A), George Washington Plaza (B), Big Y Plaza (C), Palmer Ambulance Service (D), Palmer Fire Department (E), Converse Middle School Library (F), Palmer Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: George Washington Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmer include: Unitarian Universalist Church (A), Faith Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Knoll Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Knox Pond (A), Palmer Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Courts: Palmer District Court (234 Sykes Street), Palmer District Court - Probation Officer (234 Sykes Street).

Birthplace of: Chuck Thompson - Radio sports announcer, William H. Wilbur - Army Medal of Honor recipient, George R. Davis - Politician, Thomas Butler King - Politician, Bill Dunlap - Baseball player, Bill Karlon - Baseball player.

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

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

PALMER WATER DISTRICT #1 (Population served: 4,789, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BRETON ESTATES (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2006)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.6%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Palmer in 2000:

  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):

  • Country Bank for Savings: Thorndike Branch at 191 Sykes Street, branch established on 1976/06/05; Palmer Branch at 485 North Main Street, branch established on 1870/01/01. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • North Brookfield Savings Bank: Palmer Branch at 1051 Thorndike Street, branch established on 1999/10/01. Info updated 2011/08/31: Bank assets: $198.6 mil, Deposits: $169.4 mil, headquarters in North Brookfield, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Palmer Branch at 10 Park Street, branch established on 1976/08/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Palmer:

Marital status in Palmer, MA
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palmer, MA (based on Hampden County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic223,68565
Mainline Protestant21,96288
Evangelical Protestant19,438114
Other9,14031
Orthodox3,40610
Black Protestant2,49116
None183,368-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 90
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Hampden County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
Hampden County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Hampden County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hampden County:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampden County:

25.9%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palmer:

39.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Palmer:

28.9
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palmer:

21.0%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.9%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palmer:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Palmer:

35.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

51.1%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Palmer:

74.8%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palmer, MA Residents

3.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampshire County, MA  0.72% ($44,170 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.33% ($56,754)
from Worcester County, MA  0.23% ($50,439)


4.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($436 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampshire County, MA  0.74% ($46,371 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.44% ($59,252)
to Worcester County, MA  0.25% ($51,726)
Businesses in Palmer, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts2Penske1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
Goodwill3Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:

  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:

  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Palmer: William H. Wilbur.

Palmer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Palmer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.2mTotal length
  • $13,668,000Total costs
  • 271,936Total average daily traffic
  • 22,567Total average daily truck traffic
  • 244,303Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palmer, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 101950-1959
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palmer, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palmer)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Palmer, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CT13XC254, 400 Peterson Rd. (Lat: 42.166278 Lon: -72.290028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 56.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU568,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • CT54XC736, 26 Robinson (Lat: 42.152167 Lon: -72.280000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQPV828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Palmer Airport (Lat: 42.224806 Lon: -72.311472), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2061, Licensee ID: L00006316,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.21251 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/1999, Expiration Date: 10/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2004, Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 10 Park Plaza Rm 6620, Boston, MA 02116, Phone: (617) 973-8881, Fax: (617) 973-8889

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palmer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPRINT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 2665F , Serial Number: SPRINT II 247, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Paul H Gibney, 6 Brittany Dr, Palmer, MA 01069
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/02/1965, Exported to: South Africa
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2814Z , Serial Number: 22-6807, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 04/12/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Paul H Gibney, 6 Brittany Dr, Palmer, MA 01069
  • Aircraft: GIBNEY PAUL H RANS S7 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 444XS , Serial Number: PG0051286, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Paul H Gibney, 6 Brittany Dr, Palmer, MA 01069
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/23/2018

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 ORIGINATED4$216,1987$134,63625$153,6604$116,1851$91,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$214,4501$179,0101$13,3901$63,650
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$108,9757$179,7790$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$130,8101$131,0204$201,2100$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$171,0330$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8101.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$230,8252$176,025
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$196,1101$199,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palmer, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Palmer, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 34. The highest number of fires - 63 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Palmer, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.4%), and Outside Fires (29.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palmer, MA
    • 27948.4%Structure Fires
    • 17229.9%Outside Fires
    • 12321.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmer, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palmer, MA
  • 89.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palmer, MA
  • 37.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 21.1%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Palmer compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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