Palmer, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 418. Population change since 2000: -6.9%
Males: 231  (55.4%)
Females: 187  (44.6%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49871.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,490 (it was $29,063 in 2000)
Palmer:

$35,490
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,254 (it was $21,309 in 2000)

Palmer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,223 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Palmer:

$59,223
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $58,675; Detached houses: $59,646

Median gross rent in 2013: $540.

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  • Races in Palmer, MI (2010)

    Palmer races chart
    • 40496.7%White alone
    • 71.7%American Indian alone
    • 41.0%Two or more races
    • 20.5%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Palmer: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (11.8%), French (10.1%), German (9.3%), English (7.1%), Irish (5.8%), Italian (4.7%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer CDP:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Michigan as of September 01, 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 2013: $870 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $647 (1.3%)

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 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (56%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (34%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (2%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Palmer, Michigan

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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 2013: 8.5%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic 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 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students 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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
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%

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houghton County, MI  0.23% ($24,932 average AGI)
from Delta County, MI  0.23% ($23,690)
from Alger County, MI  0.22% ($28,018)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houghton County, MI  0.20% ($25,608 average AGI)
to Delta County, MI  0.19% ($32,125)
to Dickinson County, MI  0.16% ($30,525)

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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