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Population (year 2000): 12,497. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,925 (+3.4% change)
Males: 6,039 (48.3%), Females: 6,458 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $41,443 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Palmer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Polish (25.1%), French (24.3%), Irish (18.9%), French Canadian (9.9%), Italian (9.5%), English (8.6%).

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Elevation: 330 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Palmer,

For population 25 years and over in Palmer

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer town

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

2.9% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.5% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Springfield, (15.5 miles pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (85.8 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (148.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Palmer, Rivers, MA (3.0 miles Three MA Monson, (3.7 miles MA (3.8 miles Bondsville, Center, MA (4.2 miles Monson MA (7.6 miles Wilbraham, MA (8.8 miles Hampden,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $131,800

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 72.33 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.4%), Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Retail trade (11.8%).


 

Crime in Palmer by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 6 5 6 4 1
    per 100,000 32.0 48.0 40.0 48.0 32.0 8.0
Robberies 1 4 2 2 3 3
    per 100,000 8.0 32.0 16.0 16.0 24.0 24.0
Assaults 30 49 55 47 35 36
    per 100,000 240.1 392.1 440.1 376.1 280.1 288.1
Burglaries 66 74 90 89 62 97
    per 100,000 528.1 592.1 720.2 712.2 496.1 776.2
Thefts 218 180 187 199 147 149
    per 100,000 1744.4 1440.3 1496.4 1592.4 1176.3 1192.3
Auto thefts 21 24 20 29 40 28
    per 100,000 168.0 192.0 160.0 232.1 320.1 224.1
183.4 229.7 231.9 231.3 183.4 188.0


Average climate in Palmer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palmer,

Palmer-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Palmer city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Palmer:
  • WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (WRIGHT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:
  • MARY LANE HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; WARE, MA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH HOSP OF WESTERN MA (about 11 miles; LUDLOW, MA)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmer:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 15 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 26 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 29 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmer:
  • METROPOLITAN (about 5 miles; PALMER, MA; ID: PMX)
  • ELLINGTON (about 19 miles; ELLINGTON, CT; ID: 7B9)
  • TANNER-HILLER (about 20 miles; BARRE/BARRE PLAINS, MA; ID: 8B5)

Amtrak stations near Palmer:
  • 19 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,285)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 25 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 25 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
Public high schools in Palmer:
  • PALMER HIGH (Students: 698; Location: 4105 MAIN STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • PATHFINDER VOC TECH (Students: 609; Location: 240 SYKES STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palmer:
  • OLD MILL POND (Students: 844; Location: 4107 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CONVERSE MIDDLE (Students: 548; Location: 24 CONVERSE STREET; Grades: 05 - 07)
Library in Palmer:
  • PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $800,346; Location: 1455 NORTH MAIN ST.; 64,139 books; 3,295 audio materials; 3,330 video materials; 193 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Palmer: Mapletree Industrial Center (A), Big Y Plaza (B), George Washington Plaza (C), Palmer Public Library (D).

Shopping Center: George Washington Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Palmer include: Unitarian Universalist Church (A), Faith Baptist Church (B).

Cemetery: Oak Knoll Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Knox Pond (A), Palmer Reservoir (B).

Post office: (A).  


Palmer compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmer:
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmer:
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Palmer:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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