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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 2013: $43,288 (it was $35,199 in 2000)
Palmer:

$43,288
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,714 (it was $17,806 in 2000)

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,832 (it was $110,900 in 2000)
Palmer:

$188,832
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $221,127; Detached houses: $232,006; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,102; In 2-unit structures: $176,633; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,251; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,907; Mobile homes: $52,888
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  • Races in Palmer, MA (2000)

    Palmer races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Palmer: 131.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Palmer, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Palmer CDP:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

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

This place:

2.0%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Massachusetts as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 2,187 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Palmer CDP:  1.6% ($1,798)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Palmer satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 28 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in Palmer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Palmer 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 Palmer 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmer topographic map

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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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)

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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).

Hampden County 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 2013 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.19
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.903. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.903
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

9.35
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

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

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palmer CDP (based on Hampden County data)

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
Hampden County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Hampden County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampden County:

25.9%
Massachusetts:

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

16.2%
State:

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

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($391 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  0.68% ($38,844 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.27% ($44,964)
from Worcester County, MA  0.21% ($37,569)


3.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,954 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($347 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  0.68% ($38,874 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.34% ($52,978)
to Worcester County, MA  0.23% ($42,061)

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)
Palmer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Palmer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • $11,126,000Total costs
  • 236,161Total average daily traffic
  • 18,511Total average daily truck traffic

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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/27/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

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 MHzGrant Date: 10/05/1999, Expiration Date: 10/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2004Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 10 Park Plaza Rm 6620, Boston, MA 02116, Phone: (617) 973-8881, Fax: (617) 973-8889

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • RIVERSIDE AVIATION INC, 39 Old Farm Rd, Palmer, MA 01069
    Certificate: D000353 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 01/17/2016, Expiration Date: 01/16/2017

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 20721 , Serial Number: 17263818, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Riverside Aviation Inc, 39 Old Farm Rd, Palmer, MA 01069
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Paul H Gibney, 6 Brittany Dr, Palmer, MA 01069
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4154J , Serial Number: 28-22480, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Riverside Aviation Inc, 39 Old Farm Rd, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Paul H Gibney, 6 Brittany Dr, Palmer, MA 01069

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 50
  • Hazardous Condition: 85
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Palmer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmer, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
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

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.
There are 6 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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