Palmer, Alaska Population 2020

7,658
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Palmer is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 7,658, it is the 8th largest city in Alaska and the 3732nd largest city in the United States. Palmer is currently growing at a rate of 2.35% annually and its population has increased by 28.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,937 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Palmer has a population density of 1,510 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmer is $76,153 with a poverty rate of 12.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $951 per month, and the median house value is $204,300. The median age in Palmer is 30.6 years, 29.6 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.8 males.

Palmer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmer was:

  • White: 76.31%
  • Two or more races: 10.07%
  • Native American: 7.67%
  • Black or African American: 2.64%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Other race: 1.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
The current population of Palmer, Alaska is 7,658, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,306.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,937.

Palmer, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,32576.31%
Two or More Races70310.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native5357.67%
Black or African American1842.64%
Asian1111.59%
Some Other Race881.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.46%
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Palmer Population Pyramid 2020

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Palmer Median Age

30.6


Total

29.6


Male

31.8


Female

Palmer Adults

There are 5,022 adults, (723 of whom are seniors) in Palmer.

Palmer Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Sex Ratio

Female

3,374

48.35%

Male

3,604

51.65%

Palmer Households and Families

Palmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palmer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All62%38%
Female52.3%47.7%
Male50%50%
Non Family45%55%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0263.2562
Married9194.2179.8
Non Family7241.4945
Female2854.1552.3
Male984.6550

4.01

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Palmer Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade912.19%
9th to 12th Grade2435.86%
High School Graduate1,55937.58%
Some College1,08626.17%
Associates Degree3117.50%
Bachelors Degree55613.40%
Graduate Degree3037.30%
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Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,3103,050738
Multiple Races26024551
Native American22319617
Hispanic20719337
Asian898518
Other Race73558
Black71655
Islander20203

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 white people with a rate of 22.30%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,372$43,079$30,760
Less Than High School$21,979$$29,712
High School Grad$30,367$31,719$26,424
Some College$38,382$53,281$26,815
Bachelors Degree$49,511$56,250$39,219
Graduate Degree$72,692$64,545$74,038

$37,372

Average Earnings

$43,079

Average Male

$30,760

Average Female

Palmer Language

Palmer Language by Age

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Palmer Language

94.16% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 5.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.74% of the population.

Palmer Poverty

Palmer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,92250510.26%
Native46513729.46%
Multiple6529514.57%
Black1766536.93%
Hispanic4034110.17%
Other881719.32%
Asian11143.60%

12.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.53%

Male Poverty Rate

10.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Black, with 36.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Asian, with 3.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.68%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.72%
High School11.45%
Some College9.32%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.10%
Female Unemployed30.48%
Male Employed6.05%
Female Employed4.79%

Palmer Income

Palmer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,350$76,153
Families$72,639$88,497
Married Families$87,350-
Non Families$37,727$48,840
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Palmer Marital Status

Palmer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

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 Veterans

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641

Number of Veterans

550

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War224
Vietnam189
First Gulf War161
Korea33
World War II6
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54218
65 to 74132
55 to 64111
18 to 34105
75+75
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Name Veterans % of Total
White55414.15%
Indian287.04%
Hispanic2610.08%
Black2217.19%
2 or More195.46%
Other912.33%
Asian99.00%

Palmer Veterans by Education

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10.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Employment Status

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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46.02%

Born in Alaska

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 46.02% having been born in Alaska. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,6581762.35%
20197,4821762.41%
20187,306921.28%
20177,2141762.50%
20167,0383014.47%
20156,7372313.55%
20146,5061572.47%
20136,349510.81%
20126,2981512.46%
20116,1471572.62%
20105,9901,4572.83%
20004,5331,6674.69%
19902,8667663.16%
19802,1001,0006.68%
19701,100-100-0.87%
19601,2000.00%