Palmer, Texas Population 2024

2,557

Palmer is a city located in Ellis County Texas. Palmer has a 2024 population of 2,557. Palmer is currently growing at a rate of 1.43% annually and its population has increased by 5.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,413 in 2020.

The average household income in Palmer is $91,148 with a poverty rate of 7.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palmer is 30.8 years, 28.6 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Palmer Demographics

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

  • White: 79.85%
  • Two or more races: 7.71%
  • Other race: 5.55%
  • Native American: 3.87%
  • Black or African American: 3.02%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
829.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.97% (144)
The current population of Palmer, Texas is 2,557 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,413.

Palmer, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,14479.85%
Two or more races2077.71%
Other race1495.55%
Native American1043.87%
Black or African American813.02%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Palmer Population by Race

Palmer Population Pyramid 2024

Palmer Median Age

30.8

Total

28.6

Male

33

Female

Palmer Adults

There are 1,820 adults, (219 of whom are seniors) in Palmer.

Palmer Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmer Sex Ratio

Female1,18043.95%
Male1,50556.05%

Palmer Population by Age

Palmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7863.4266.533.5
Married5193.776832
Non Family1171.2383.816.2
Male754.0357.342.7
Female753.7738.761.3

3.62

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1217.66%
9th to 12th Grade1428.99%
High School Graduate63840.38%
Some College37923.99%
Associates Degree885.57%
Bachelors Degree18811.9%
Graduate Degree241.52%

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
White962889202
Hispanic5203575
2+ Races94510
Other Race77565
Black49495
Native American44430

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21%.

Palmer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,222$45,136$45,521
Less Than 9th Grade$29,392$35,227$13,529
High School Graduate$42,800$45,580$34,474
Some College$52,000$49,191$62,750
Bachelors Degree$65,054$34,083$66,522
Graduate Degree$71,500$0$95,750

$45,222

Average Earnings

$45,136

Average Male

$45,521

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

74.7% of Palmer residents speak only English, while 25.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.54% of the population.

Palmer Language

Palmer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,04214313.72%
White1,464422.87%
Other1381611.59%
Multiple207136.28%
Black72912.5%
Native10443.85%

7.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.01%

Male Poverty Rate

7.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmer is Hispanic, with 13.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmer is White, with 2.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.15%.

Palmer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.73%
High School6.9%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Palmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.77%
Male Unemployed20.75%
Male Employed3.11%
Female Employed0.91%

Palmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$81,310$91,148
Families$86,027$95,051
Married Families$94,766$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,202$59,000

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palmer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

46

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam40
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War11
Korea0
World War II0

Palmer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7434
75+13
35 to 5411
18 to 346
55 to 645

Palmer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White644.26%
Black57.81%

Palmer Veterans by Race

Palmer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.6%

Labor Force Participation

70.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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

78.03%

Born in Palmer

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

5.81%

Non Citizen

1.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.25% of Palmer residents were born in the United States, with 78.03% having been born in Texas. 5.81% 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
20292,737361.33%
20282,701361.35%
20272,665361.37%
20262,629361.39%
20252,593361.41%
20242,557361.43%
20232,521361.45%
20222,485230.93%
20212,462492.03%
20202,41329213.77%
20192,121411.97%
20182,080-5-0.24%
20172,085110.53%
20162,074170.83%
20152,057180.88%
20142,039140.69%
20132,02580.4%
20122,017-5-0.25%
20112,022100.5%
20102,01200%

Palmer Population by Year