Palmer Information

Palmer Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Palmer, AK

General Palmer Information

State: Alaska

County: Matanuska Susitna County

Close cities: Knik River, AK, Gateway, AK, Lakes, AK, Farm Loop, AK, Fishhook, AK, Tanaina, AK, Wasilla, AK, Butte, AK, Lazy Mountain, AK

Palmer Population (census data)
Total 7,804 (+62.2% since 2000)
Male 3,864 (49.5%)
Female 3,940 (50.5%)

Population Density: 2,077 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 90.0 (US Avg is 100)

Palmer Elevation: 239 feet above sea level

Land Area: 3.76 square miles

Median Household Income: $55,989

Zip Codes: 99645.

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Palmer Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (79.3%)
  • American Indian (12.5%)
  • Two or more races (6.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Black (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (20.4%)
  • Irish (11.3%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • United States (8.4%)
  • French (4.0%)
  • Italian (3.9%)
Foriegn Born: 189 people (2.4%)
  • Europe (50.0%)
  • Latin America (31.6%)
  • Asia (18.4%)

Local Palmer Sports Teams

Palmer School Information

High Schools
Colony High School (9550 E Colony School Drive, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Palmer High School (1170 W Arctic Avenue, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Middle Schools
Colony Middle School (9250 Colony School Drive, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Palmer Middle School (1159 South Chugach, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Butte Elementary (4006 South Butte Road, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Pioneer Peak Elementary (1959 North Trunk Road, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Sherrod Elementary (561 N Gulkana Street, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Snowshoe Elementary (2001 W Fairview Loop, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Academy Charter School (801 East Arctic, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Beryozava School (501 N Gulkana, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Glacier View School (Mile 104 Glenn Highway, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Matanuska Susitna Secondary School (501 N Gulkana, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)
Valley Pathways (12351 E Palmer / Wasilla Highway, Palmer, AK, 99645 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough Schools District)

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