Palmer, Iowa Population 2024

136

Palmer is a city located in Pocahontas County Iowa. Palmer has a 2024 population of 136. Palmer is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 139 in 2020.

The average household income in Palmer is $64,697 with a poverty rate of 25.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palmer is 52.3 years, 52.4 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Palmer Demographics

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

  • White: 88.98%
  • Other race: 11.02%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Two or more races:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
321.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.16% (-3)
The current population of Palmer, Iowa is 136 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 139.

Palmer, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11388.98%
Other race1411.02%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Palmer Population by Race

Palmer Population Pyramid 2024

Palmer Median Age

52.3

Total

52.4

Male

50

Female

Palmer Adults

There are 105 adults, (28 of whom are seniors) in Palmer.

Palmer Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Sex Ratio

Female6047.24%
Male6752.76%

Palmer Population by Age

Palmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All751.6989.310.7
Non Family481.021000
Married252.86832
Female241000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.89

Average Family Size

1.69

Average Household Size

89.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Palmer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 33.33%.

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,750

Average Earnings

$61,250

Average Male

$35,625

Average Female

Palmer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palmer Language

86.61% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 13.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.02% of the population.

Palmer Language

Palmer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1113228.83%
showing: 1 rows

25.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.9%

Male Poverty Rate

30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is White, with 28.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer is White, with 28.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 23.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.5%.

Palmer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.93%
Bachelors or Greater25%
Some College20%
Less Than 9th Grade19.23%
showing: 4 rows

Palmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Palmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Palmer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Palmer Veterans by War

count

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Palmer Veterans by Age

count

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Palmer Veterans by Race

Palmer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Palmer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.59%

Born in Palmer

95.28%

Native Born

4.72%

Foreign Born

3.15%

Non Citizen

1.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.28% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 75.59% having been born in Iowa. 3.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palmer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029131-1-0.76%
2028132-1-0.75%
2027133-1-0.75%
2026134-1-0.74%
2025135-1-0.74%
2024136-1-0.73%
2023137-1-0.72%
2022138-1-0.72%
2021139
2020139-10-6.71%
2019149-2-1.32%
2018151-2-1.31%
2017153-2-1.29%
2016155-2-1.27%
2015157-3-1.88%
2014160
2013160-2-1.23%
2012162-1-0.61%
2011163-1-0.61%
2010164
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Palmer Population by Year