Palmer, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 418.
Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 208  (49.9%)
Females: 210  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49871.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,427 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Palmer:

$52,427
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,305 (it was $21,309 in 2000)

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $61,752 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Palmer:

$61,752
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $86,494; detached houses: $86,650

Median gross rent in 2019: $658.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palmer: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents)
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According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Palmer, Michigan as of November 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palmer is 394 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Finnish (26.6%), American (10.9%), French Canadian (10.4%), French (9.4%), Italian (8.9%), German (5.7%).

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

5 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Michigan:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,207 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $841 (1.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Palmer, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Palmer, MI in 2019
Palmer satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Michigan:

6.3%
Most common industries in Palmer, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (22.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (42.1%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.9%)
  • Machinery (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Palmer, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.2%)
  • Registered nurses (7.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)

Average climate in Palmer, Michigan

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Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 309.8 miles away from Palmer center
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) earthquake occurred 408.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 350.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 312.5 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmer topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Pam Reed - February 27.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Palmer:

Marital status in Palmer, MI
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palmer, MI (based on Marquette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,62613
Mainline Protestant10,11331
Evangelical Protestant5,53942
Other8139
Orthodox451
None34,941-
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: 15
Here:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Michigan:

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marquette County:

12.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palmer:

46.5%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.6%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

25.7
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

43.7%
Michigan:

20.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palmer:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

General health condition:
Palmer:

49.3%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Palmer:

85.2%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palmer, MI Residents

4.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Houghton County, MI  0.22% ($29,655 average AGI)
from Alger County, MI  0.20% ($31,235)
from Delta County, MI  0.20% ($23,580)


5.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Delta County, MI  0.27% ($34,743 average AGI)
to Alger County, MI  0.17% ($40,909)
to Houghton County, MI  0.17% ($31,205)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.7mTotal length
  • $494,000Total costs
  • 43,245Total average daily traffic
  • 2,322Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,181Total future (year 1998) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palmer, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palmer, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 8105 PALMER, Sr 35 (Lat: 46.386944 Lon: -87.545889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPRZ797,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2021, Expiration Date: 03/19/2031, Certifier: Harry E Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB8THJ, Licensee ID: L00803459, Grant Date: 06/04/2014, Expiration Date: 07/09/2024, Certifier: Michelle M Kemp, Registrant: Michelle M Kemp, 203 Kirkpatrick Ave, Palmer, MI 49871-0191
  • Call Sign: N8FDI, Licensee ID: L00803460, Grant Date: 03/30/2017, Expiration Date: 06/26/2027, 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, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2017, 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, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2018, Certifier: Edwin A Holappa, Registrant: Edwin A Holappa, 410 Isabella, Palmer, MI 49871

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palmer, MI
  • 97.7%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palmer, MI
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Palmer compared to Michigan state average:

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