Palmer, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Palmer Census Designated Place had a population of 411 as of July 1, 2015. Palmer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 46.4436 and longitude -87.5816 in Marquette County. 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. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Palmer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393176) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Palmer Census Designated Place is located within Township of Richmond, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marquette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Palmer Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map

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Palmer, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 411
Population in Households 405
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $100,342


Median Household Income $43,036
Average Household Income $49,025
Per Capita Income $21,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.2%
Households 0.0% -0.12%
Families -0.64% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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, 2015 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 # 445 36th
Diversity Index2 # 540 22nd
Median Household Income # 341 51st
Per Capita Income # 414 40th

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