Palmer is a city located in Christian County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 214, it is the 1134th largest city in Illinois and the 23736th largest city in the United States. Palmer is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -25.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 288 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Palmer has a population density of 215 people per square mile.
The average household income in Palmer is $74,234 with a poverty rate of 4.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $61,300. The median age in Palmer is 42.4 years, 42 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmerwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.71%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.46%.
99.64% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 0.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.36% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is White, with 4.17% 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 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.80%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Palmer
100.00% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 91.32% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.