For population 25 years and over in Palmer:
For population 15 years and over in Palmer town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $336 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (27.2 miles , pop. 155,554).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (87.1 miles , pop. 545,524).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Gruetli-Laager, TN (1.9 miles ), Coalmont, TN (3.0 miles ), Beersheba Springs, TN (3.1 miles ), Dunlap, TN (3.1 miles ), Altamont, TN (3.3 miles ), Whitwell, TN (3.4 miles ), Tracy City, TN (3.5 miles ), Center Point, TN (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 85.56 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 423
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-5.8%).
Work and jobs in Palmer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Palmer, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Palmer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Palmer town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Palmer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Palmer center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from Palmer center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Grundy County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:
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Public elementary/middle school in Palmer:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.4%
(28.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 28.7% 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)
Palmer compared to Tennessee 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 Grundy County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.97%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,067 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:
5.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,044 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:
Jul 17, 2004 03:45 PM, Sr-108, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 2000 04:40 PM, Sr-108, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 1986 06:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $469,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,290
Total average daily truck traffic: 201
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,344
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palmer)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palmer, TN