Palmer Town, Massachusetts Population 2024

12,243

Palmer Town is a city located in Massachusetts. Palmer Town has a 2024 population of 12,243. Palmer Town is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -1.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,422 in 2020.

The average household income in Palmer Town is $91,327 with a poverty rate of 8.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palmer Town is 47 years, 49.3 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Palmer Town Demographics

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

  • White: 85.82%
  • Two or more races: 7.16%
  • Other race: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 2.62%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
31.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
387.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.44% (-179)
The current population of Palmer Town, Massachusetts is 12,243 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,422.

Palmer Town, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,66185.82%
Two or more races8907.16%
Other race3743.01%
Black or African American3262.62%
Asian1711.38%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Palmer Town Population by Race

Palmer Town Population Pyramid 2024

Palmer Town Median Age

47

Total

49.3

Male

43.8

Female

Palmer Town Adults

There are 10,177 adults, (2,246 of whom are seniors) in Palmer Town.

Palmer Town Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Town Sex Ratio

Female6,07448.9%
Male6,34851.1%

Palmer Town Population by Age

Palmer Town Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,4012.2971.128.9
Married2,216389.310.7
Non Family2,2031.1956.443.6
Female6293.1653.946.1
Male3533.1278.821.2
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmer Town 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 Town Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmer Town Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.74%.

Palmer Town Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,306

Average Earnings

$58,193

Average Male

$41,348

Average Female

Palmer Town Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmer Town Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palmer Town Language

92.7% of Palmer Town residents speak only English, while 7.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Palmer Town Language

Palmer Town Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,1938668.5%
Other3699525.75%
Hispanic8679510.96%
Multiple880525.91%
Black32610.31%
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8.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer Town

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer Town is Other, with 25.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer Town is Black, with 0.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

Palmer Town Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College10.81%
Less Than 9th Grade8.8%
High School8.39%
Bachelors or Greater2.7%
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Palmer Town Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.45%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Employed2.22%
Female Employed1.67%
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Palmer Town Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Town Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmer Town Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmer Town Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmer Town Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

839

Number of Veterans

727

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Palmer Town Veterans by War

count

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Palmer Town Veterans by Age

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Palmer Town Veterans by Race

Palmer Town Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Town Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Palmer Town Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Town Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palmer Town 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

79.34%

Born in Palmer Town

96.52%

Native Born

3.48%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

2.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.52% of Palmer Town residents were born in the United States, with 79.34% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.42% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,008-47-0.39%
202812,055-47-0.39%
202712,102-47-0.39%
202612,149-47-0.39%
202512,196-47-0.38%
202412,243-47-0.38%
202312,290-47-0.38%
202212,337-47-0.38%
202112,384-38-0.31%
202012,4221961.6%
201912,226-63-0.51%
201812,289460.38%
201712,243-2-0.02%
201612,245220.18%
201512,223-12-0.1%
201412,235180.15%
201312,217160.13%
201212,201180.15%
201112,183380.31%
201012,145-352-2.82%
200012,4974433.68%
199012,0546655.84%
198011,389-291-2.49%
197011,6801,32212.76%
196010,3588258.65%
19509,5333844.2%
19409,149-428-4.47%
19309,577-319-3.22%
19209,8961,28614.94%
19108,61080910.37%
19007,8011,28119.65%
18906,5201,01618.46%
18805,504
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Palmer Town Population by Year