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Population in 2012: 469 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 222  (47.4%)
Females: 247  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68864.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,294 (it was $33,676 in 2000)
Palmer:

$37,294
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,261

Palmer village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,720 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Palmer:

$57,720
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $64,269; Detached houses: $66,919; Mobile homes: $38,594

Median gross rent in 2012: $657.

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  • White alone - 440 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palmer: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (44.1%), Irish (14.9%), Polish (7.5%), Swedish (6.6%), English (5.6%), Danish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1795 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 886 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Palmer:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer village:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Palmer, Nebraska as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmer to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,181 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $860 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (87.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (549.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Archer, NE (2.7 miles) , Cushing, NE (2.8 miles) , St. Paul, NE (3.2 miles ), St. Libory, NE (3.3 miles ), Wolbach, NE (3.8 miles ), Chapman, NE (3.8 miles ), Central City, NE (3.9 miles ), Dannebrog, NE (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.22 N, Longitude: 98.26 W

Area code: 308

Palmer household income distribution Palmer home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +89 (+23.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other transportation workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Palmer-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 215% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Palmer village center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 21.0 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 110 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from Palmer center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merrick County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Palmer:

  • IHS AT PALMER (Nursing Home, RR #2 BOX 28A)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:

  • HERITAGE LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ST PAUL, NE)
  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CENTRAL CITY, NE)
  • CENTRAL CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CENTRAL CITY, NE)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • Central Community College (about 24 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 57 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 73 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 86 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 91 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Wayne State College (about 96 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 117 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)

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Public elementary/middle school in Palmer:

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Library in Palmer:

  • PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,685; Location: WEST COMMERCIAL STREET; 7,054 books; 143 audio materials; 389 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 13 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palmer: Palmer (A), Palmer Public Library (B), Palmer Rural Fire District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palmer include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), First Church of Christ (B), United Methodist Church (C), Wesleyan Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.0. This is better than average.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.05
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmer and their reported violations in the past:

PALMER, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 475, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-26-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1997), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-1997), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-18-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-29-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.3%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palmer, NE

54 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
24 people in nursing homes in 2000

Palmer compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Palmer Branch at 912 Commercial Street, branch established on 1938/12/03. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.

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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 (79%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Palmer village (based on Merrick County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.05%
Here65.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents28.8%22.8%17.3%5.9%4.9%
Congregations30.8%11.5%11.5%7.7%3.8%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.2%3.3%2.2%5.7%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%19.2%
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: 3
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Merrick County:

9.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Merrick County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Merrick County:

10.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,676
Streets and Highways 2$5,336$32,0160$0
Totals for Government 2$5,336$32,0167$1,676

Palmer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $95,000 ($202.56)
    Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($144.99)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($110.87)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($21.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($98.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $106,000 ($226.01)

Palmer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $56,000 ($119.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($85.29)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($72.49)
    General Support: $13,000 ($27.72)
    All Other: $12,000 ($25.59)
  • Tax - Property: $78,000 ($166.31)
    Public Utilities: $38,000 ($81.02)
    NEC: $20,000 ($42.64)

Palmer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $179,000 ($381.66)

7.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hall County, NE  1.84% ($25,731 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, NE  0.57% ($26,125)
from Howard County, NE  0.57% ($22,938)


9.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hall County, NE  2.15% ($25,677 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  1.04% ($21,600)
to Hamilton County, NE  0.62% ($33,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:

  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:

  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)

Palmer fatal accident list:

Mar 9, 1977 12:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Michael J Umano, 104 Zurich Street (Lat: 41.220722 Lon: -98.269750), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, 104 Zurich Street (Lat: 41.220722 Lon: -98.269750), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Palmer, NE, Lat: 41.214111 Lon: -98.324806, Call Sign: WQBA900
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2004, Expiration Date: 09/10/2014, Certifier: Joseph Listengart
    Registrant: Sourcegas Arkansas, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Palmer


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

Most common first names in Palmer, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1479.4 years
William1181.4 years
George1080.8 years
Carl784.6 years
Margaret780.0 years
Frank782.7 years
Charles780.1 years
Walter577.8 years
Fred582.0 years
Emma588.0 years
Most common last names in Palmer, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nicholas1184.6 years
Rudolf878.5 years
Suck783.6 years
Prochaska678.8 years
Forbes676.3 years
Santin676.6 years
Dankert581.6 years
Burkhardt584.8 years
Meyer583.6 years
Bader576.8 years
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