Palmer, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Palmer Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Marquette County at latitude 46.4436 and longitude -87.5816. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The formal official name is the Palmer Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palmer, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Palmer indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Palmer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Palmer Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map


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Palmer, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 415
Population in Households 409
Population in Familes 334
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 700
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $86,842
Average Home Value $91,554


Median Household Income $42,141
Average Household Income $48,480
Per Capita Income $20,974
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% -0.05%
Households 0.14% 0.12%
Families -0.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palmer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 565 18th
Population Density1 # 443 36th
Diversity Index2 # 565 18th
Median Household Income # 344 50th
Per Capita Income # 398 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.