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Marquette County

Population in 2010: 418. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 209  (50.0%)
Females: 209  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 49866, 49871.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,768 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Palmer:

$31,768
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $14,907

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $53,567 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Palmer:

$53,567
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,460; Detached houses: $55,512; Mobile homes: $28,868

Median gross rent in 2011: $493.

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  • White alone - 404 (96.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palmer: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.5%), Swedish (11.9%), Italian (11.7%), French (7.9%), United States (7.1%), English (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1298 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 708 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer CDP:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
Michigan:  6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 151 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $611 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $619 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (134.9 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (235.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (318.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Negaunee, MI (2.1 miles ), Ishpeming, MI (2.3 miles ), West Ishpeming, MI (2.6 miles ), Trowbridge Park, MI (3.3 miles ), Marquette, MI (3.4 miles ), Harvey, MI (3.5 miles ), K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI (3.6 miles ), Gwinn, MI (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 46.44 N, Longitude: 87.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Palmer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1987, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.3 miles away from the Palmer place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marquette County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Pam Reed - February 27.


Hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:

  • BELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • MARQUETTE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; MARQUETTE, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Palmer, MI

Amtrak station near Palmer:

  • 12 miles: MARQUETTE (MARQUETTE CTA, 145 W. SPRING ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 13 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 66 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 134 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 135 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 140 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 152 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • Lake Superior State University (about 154 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; FT enrollment: 2,097)

Library in Palmer:

  • RICHMOND TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,184; Location: 500 SMITH STREET; 10,512 books; 22 e-books; 132 audio materials; 625 video materials; 42 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palmer: Richmond Township Library (A), Richmond Township Fire Department / Richmond Township Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palmer include: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (A), Palmer-Suomi Lutheran Parish (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.2%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palmer, MI

12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
9 people in other group homes in 2000

Palmer compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):

  • Range Bank, National Association: Palmer Office at M-35, branch established on 1962/05/23. Info updated 2007/01/23: Bank assets: $266.3 mil, Deposits: $228.1 mil, headquarters in Negaunee, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Range Financial Corporation

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Palmer (based on Marquette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.97%
Here57.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.2%23.1%6.2%4.4%1.9%
Congregations16.3%18.8%11.3%2.5%3.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchBaptist General ConferenceSalvation ArmyAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.3%1.2%6.5%
Congregations6.3%5.0%2.5%2.5%31.3%
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: 15
Marquette County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Marquette County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marquette County:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Marquette County:

29.0%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.1%
State:

13.4%

5.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.10%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Houghton County, MI  0.31% ($23,573 average AGI)
from Delta County, MI  0.20% ($28,896)
from Alger County, MI  0.18% ($20,262)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Delta County, MI  0.21% ($37,700 average AGI)
to Houghton County, MI  0.20% ($31,936)
to Alger County, MI  0.18% ($39,256)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:

  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WIAN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:

  • WKQS-FM (101.9 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WMQT-FM (107.7 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: TACONITE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W260AG (99.9 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNGE (99.5 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFXD (103.3 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WJPD (92.3 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHWL (95.7 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WUPK (94.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGLQ (97.1 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPX (91.5 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:

  • WNMU (Channel 13; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: BD. OF CONTROL OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLUC-TV (Channel 6; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: WLUC LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WMQF (Channel 19; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: MARQUETTE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPT-LP (Channel 43; REPUBLIC, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W07DB (Channel 7; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: FEDERAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Harry E Warner, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: 152.4, Overall height: 144.8 m
    Registrant: 5173366222, Warnerh@state.Mi.Us, 4000 COLLINS RD.
  • Harry Warner, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: 152.4, Overall height: 144.8 m
    Registrant: 5173366222, Warnerh@state.Mi.Us, 4000 COLLINS RD.
  • Alexander Nowakowski, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: 152.4, Overall height: 144.8 m
    Registrant: 5173335010, Nowakowskia@michigan.Gov, 4000 COLLINS ROAD, Phone: (Now) ako-wski
  • Rick D Kramer, 3/4 Mi Ene (Lat: 46.445000 Lon: -87.570833), Type: 97.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5173732719, , 425 W OTTAWA ST
  • Brian A Aprill, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: 152.4, Overall height: 144.8 m
    Registrant: 5173366212, Aprillb@michigan.Gov, 4000 COLLINS RD
  • 3/4 Mi Ene (Lat: 46.445000 Lon: -87.570833), Type: 97.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5173732719, , 425 W OTTAWA ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Palmer, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PALMER, 8105, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPRZ797
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2011, Expiration Date: 03/19/2021, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB8THJ, Licensee ID: L00803459
    Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Certifier: Michelle M Kemp
    Registrant: Michelle M Kemp, 203 Kirkpatrick Ave, Palmer, MI 49871-0191
  • Call Sign: N8FDI, Licensee ID: L00803460
    Grant Date: 03/29/2007, Expiration Date: 06/26/2017
    Registrant: Kenneth E Kemp, 203 Kirkpatrick St, Palmer, MI 49871-0191
  • Call Sign: W8EOI
    Grant Date: 04/05/1994, Expiration Date: 04/05/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2006
    Registrant: Wilhart R Etelamaki, Isabella Ave, Palmer, MI 49871
  • Call Sign: W8HK, Licensee ID: L01409381
    Grant Date: 06/18/2008, Expiration Date: 08/28/2018
    Registrant: John E Lammi, 411 Kirkpatrick, Palmer, MI 49871
  • Call Sign: W8KT
    Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/06/1996
    Registrant: August Erickson Sr, 408 Kirkpatrick, Palmer, MI 49871
  • Call Sign: WD8CYA, Licensee ID: L01147209
    Grant Date: 05/03/2006, Expiration Date: 07/22/2016, Certifier: Edwin A Holappa
    Registrant: Edwin A Holappa, 410 Isabella, Palmer, MI 49871


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Palmer, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1173.6 years
William1082.0 years
Henry781.2 years
Joseph775.4 years
Helen580.6 years
Mary575.6 years
Paul574.8 years
George472.3 years
Andrew482.0 years
Anna482.0 years
Most common last names in Palmer, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson876.1 years
Larson771.5 years
Trewhella779.9 years
Nicholas674.3 years
Lamere580.2 years
Collins577.6 years
Heikkinen570.8 years
Liquia573.0 years
Maki582.2 years
Nelson571.4 years
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