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Palmer, Alaska

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Welcome to Palmer ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Palmer has a population of 6,788 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Palmer was established in 1916.

Palmer is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Palmer lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Palmer lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Palmer: 99645<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmer had a population of 5,937 people.

The population of Palmer represents 0.84% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,937 people, the population of Palmer increased 30.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,533 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Palmer had an population of 6,788 people. This is an increase of 14.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palmer.

Communities near Palmer ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Palmer and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Buffalo Soapstone   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Butte   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Fishhook   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gateway   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Knik River   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lakes   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Palmer.

Communities Also Named Palmer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Palmer - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palmer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palmer. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmer. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Palmer:

Websites for Palmer ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmer ...

Looking for more information about Palmer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palmer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Palmer.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Palmer. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmer.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palmer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palmer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Palmer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Palmer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6018, Longitude: -149.1218     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palmer.


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