Palmer, Nebraska Population 2024

439

Palmer is a city located in Howard County, Merrick County, and Nance County Nebraska. Palmer has a 2024 population of 439. Palmer is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 441 in 2020.

The average household income in Palmer is $61,534 with a poverty rate of 4.79%. The median age in Palmer is 41.3 years: 42 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Palmer Demographics

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

  • White: 95.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.45%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
822.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.45% (-2)
The current population of Palmer, Nebraska is 439 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 441.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36095.49%
Two or more races133.45%
Asian41.06%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Palmer Population by Race

Palmer Population Pyramid 2024

Palmer Median Age

41.3

Total

42

Male

35.9

Female

Palmer Adults

There are 305 adults, (61 of whom are seniors) in Palmer.

Palmer Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Sex Ratio

Female19551.72%
Male18248.28%

Palmer Population by Age

Palmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1642.38614
Married762.8492.17.9
Non Family531.088317
Female34376.523.5
Male121000

2.81

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade72.55%
Associates Degree217.66%
Bachelors Degree217.66%
Graduate Degree248.76%
High School Graduate12144.16%
Less Than 9th Grade20.73%
Some College7828.47%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White26225543
2+ Races1080
Hispanic422
Asian222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,250$47,500$46,250
Graduate Degree$41,719$78,333$40,625
High School Graduate$46,250$50,192$11,563
Less Than 9th Grade$23,750$0$0
Overall$40,119$48,750$30,391
Some College$30,938$36,875$30,391

$40,119

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$30,391

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

99.45% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 0.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

Palmer Language

Palmer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White359133.62%
Multiple13538.46%

4.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.52%

Male Poverty Rate

4.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Multiple, with 38.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer is White, with 3.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.5%.

Palmer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.22%
High School5.79%
Some College3.03%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Palmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.63%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Palmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$60,625$70,239
Households$51,429$61,534
Married Families$80,682$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,917$37,800

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Palmer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

16

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War2
Korea2
World War II0

Palmer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+7
65 to 744
35 to 543
55 to 642
18 to 340

Palmer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White165.46%

Palmer Veterans by Race

Palmer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

71.1%

Employment Rate

0.4%

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

81.7%

Born in Palmer

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 81.7% having been born in Nebraska. 0.53% 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
202943800%
202843800%
2027438-1-0.23%
202643900%
202543900%
2024439-1-0.23%
202344000%
202244000%
2021440-1-0.23%
2020441-30-6.37%
201947120.43%
2018469-7-1.47%
201747620.42%
201647420.42%
201547210.21%
201447100%
201347100%
201247140.86%
2011467-4-0.85%
201047100%

Palmer Population by Year