Palmer, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 418. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 232  (55.6%)
Females: 186  (44.4%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49871.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,979 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Palmer:

$32,979
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,369 (it was $21,309 in 2000)

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,521 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Palmer:

$58,521
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,460; Detached houses: $55,512; Mobile homes: $28,868

Median gross rent in 2012: $490.

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Palmer races chart
  • 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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palmer: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (11.8%), German (10.4%), United States (7.9%), French (6.9%), English (6.1%), Irish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1298 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 708 people per square mile   (low).

Palmer, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer CDP:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Michigan as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 139 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $768 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $665 (1.4%)

Palmer satellite photo by USGS

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

Palmer household income distribution Palmer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • 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%)

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

Average climate in Palmer, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 462.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 495.0 miles away from Palmer center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 408.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 350.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 439.0 miles away from Palmer center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 291.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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).
Palmer topographic map

Birthplace of: Pam Reed - February 27.

Hospitals and medical centers near Palmer:

  • MARQUETTE COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • EASTWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NEGAUNEE, MI)
  • BELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • MATHER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • NORLITE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARQUETTE, MI)
  • D J JACOBETTI MICHIGAN VETERANS FACIL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARQUETTE, MI)
  • UP HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MARQUETTE, 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: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 66 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 134 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 135 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 140 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 142 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 152 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)

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 2012: 13.6%
(14.2% 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
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.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.97%
Here: 57.0%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Michigan:

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

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Marquette County:

29.0%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

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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