Palmer Town, Massachusetts Population 2021

12,124
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Palmer Town is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 12,124, it is the 56th largest city in Massachusetts and the 2705th largest city in the United States . Palmer Town is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,140 in 2010. Palmer Town reached it's highest population of 12,497 in 2000. Spanning over 32 miles, Palmer Town has a population density of 384 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmer Town is $78,561 with a poverty rate of 11.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $962 per month, and the median house value is $197,000. The median age in Palmer Town is 42.6 years, 42.7 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Palmer Town Demographics

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

  • White: 89.83%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Black or African American: 2.23%
  • Asian: 1.96%
  • Other race: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Palmer Town, Massachusetts is 12,124 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,286.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,140.

Palmer Town, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,99389.83%
Two or More Races6275.12%
Black or African American2732.23%
Asian2401.96%
Some Other Race1040.85%
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Palmer Town Population by Race

Palmer Town Population Pyramid $2021

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Palmer Town Median Age

42.6


Total

42.7


Male

42.4


Female

Palmer Town Adults

There are 9,973 adults, (1,962 of whom are seniors) in Palmer Town.

Palmer Town Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Town Sex Ratio

Female

6,388

52.20%

Male

5,849

47.80%

Palmer Town Population by Age

Palmer Town Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palmer Town Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
Male76.8%23.2%
All71.7%28.3%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female43.7%56.3%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palmer Town Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8842.4971.7
Married2,0083.2186.4
Non Family1,9831.3865.4
Female6523.4543.7
Male2413.1876.8

3.12

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Palmer Town Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1741.98%
9th to 12th Grade5596.37%
High School Graduate3,05134.75%
Some College1,88821.50%
Associates Degree92210.50%
Bachelors Degree1,70719.44%
Graduate Degree4805.47%
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Palmer Town Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmer Town Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,0457,4491,922
Black273264125
Hispanic26123784
2+ Races16314888
Asian1132424
Other Race372412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 53.99%.

Palmer Town Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,646$48,571$36,655
Less Than 9th Grade$31,053$35,913$21,958
High School Graduate$38,833$47,137$25,365
Some College$39,763$53,107$36,401
Bachelors Degree$41,106$32,481$45,114
Graduate Degree$54,656$65,852$50,658

$40,646

Average Earnings

$48,571

Average Male

$36,655

Average Female

Palmer Town Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmer Town Language by Age

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Palmer Town Language

92.84% of Palmer Town residents speak only English, while 7.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.43% of the population.

Palmer Town Language

Palmer Town Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6511,25111.75%
Hispanic5457814.31%
Multiple627629.89%
Other1041110.58%

11.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.12%

Male Poverty Rate

11.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer Town

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer Town is Hispanic, with 14.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer Town is Multiple, with 9.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.60%.

Palmer Town Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School13.06%
Less Than 9th Grade12.33%
Some College7.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%

Palmer Town Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.62%
Female Unemployed37.80%
Male Employed3.69%
Female Employed3.44%

Palmer Town Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Town Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,651$78,561
Families$78,576$93,220
Married Families$100,289-
Non Families$40,305$52,594
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Income by Household Type

Palmer Town Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmer Town Married by Age and Sex

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Palmer Town 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 Town Marital Status by Race

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Palmer Town Marital Status

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725

Number of Veterans

657

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam253
First Gulf War120
Second Gulf War105
Korea90
World War II54

Palmer Town Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74201
35 to 54179
75+158
55 to 64134
18 to 3453

Palmer Town Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6987.60%
2+ Races279.12%

Palmer Town Veterans by Race

Palmer Town Veterans by Education

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16.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Town Veterans by Education

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66.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Palmer Town Employment by Age

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Palmer Town Employment by Race

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Palmer Town 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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81.02%

Born in Palmer Town

94.61%

Native Born

5.39%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

3.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.61% of Palmer Town residents were born in the United States, with 81.02% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Palmer Town Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,124-54-0.44%
202012,178-54-0.44%
201912,232-54-0.44%
201812,286490.40%
201712,23750.04%
201612,232210.17%
201512,211-13-0.11%
201412,224150.12%
201312,209160.13%
201212,193140.11%
201112,179380.31%
201012,141-356-0.29%
200012,4974430.36%
199012,0546650.57%
198011,389-291-0.25%
197011,6801,3221.21%
196010,3588250.83%
19509,5333840.41%
19409,149-428-0.46%
19309,577-319-0.33%
19209,8961,2861.40%
19108,6108090.99%
19007,8011,2811.81%
18906,5201,0161.71%
18805,5040.00%

Palmer Town Population by Year