Palmer, Alaska Population 2022

5,878
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Palmer is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 5,878, it is the 18th largest city in Alaska and the 5975th largest city in the United States. Palmer is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -20.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,359 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Palmer has a population density of 1,159 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmer is $76,465 with a poverty rate of 12.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $974 per month, and the median house value is $215,500. The median age in Palmer is 30.1 years, 29.4 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Palmer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmerwas:

  • White: 71.74%
  • Two or more races: 11.59%
  • Native American: 8.66%
  • Black or African American: 2.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.45%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Asian: 1.18%
The current population of Palmer, Alaska is 5,878 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,359.

Palmer, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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Palmer Population by Race

Palmer Population Pyramid 2022

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Palmer Median Age

31.5


Total

30.4


Male

32.7


Female

Palmer Adults

There are 5,375 adults, (889 of whom are seniors) in Palmer.

Palmer Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Sex Ratio

Female

3,644

49.52%

Male

3,715

50.48%

Palmer Population by Age

Palmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palmer Household Types

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palmer Households and Families

4.05

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

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Palmer Households by Type

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Palmer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.47%.

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,821

Average Earnings

$45,938

Average Male

$29,896

Average Female

Palmer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmer Language by Age

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Palmer Language

94.46% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 5.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Palmer Language

Palmer Poverty by Race

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12.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Native, with 23.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.63%.

Palmer Poverty

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Palmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Palmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Palmer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmer Married by Age and Sex

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Palmer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palmer Marital Status by Race

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Palmer Marital Status

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621

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Palmer Veterans by War

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Palmer Veterans by Age

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Palmer Veterans by Race

Palmer Veterans by Education

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10.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Veterans by Education

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Palmer Employment by Age

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Palmer Employment by Race

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Palmer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.51%

Born in Palmer

97.30%

Native Born

2.70%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

1.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.30% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 46.51% having been born in Alaska. 1.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Palmer Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Palmer Population by Year