For population 25 years and over in Palmer:
For population 15 years and over in Palmer village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,135 (2.0%)
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: Cushing, NE (2.8 miles) , St. Paul, NE (3.2 miles ), Wolbach, NE (3.8 miles ), Chapman, NE (3.8 miles ), Central City, NE (3.9 miles ), Dannebrog, NE (4.1 miles ), Elba, NE (4.1 miles ), Fullerton, NE (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 41.22 N, Longitude: 98.26 W
Area code: 308
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +89 (+23.2%).
Work and jobs in Palmer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Palmer, Nebraska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:
Public high school in Palmer:
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Public elementary/middle school in Palmer:
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmer and their reported violations in the past:PALMER, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 475, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.7%
(15.5% 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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
24 people in nursing homes in 2000
Palmer compared to Nebraska state average:
Banks with branches in Palmer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Palmer (based on Merrick County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Palmer government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,490 average adjusted gross income)
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:
9.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,496 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Palmer fatal accident list:
Mar 9, 1977 12:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmer, NE