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Welcome to Palmer ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palmer has a population of 7,456 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>

Websites for Palmer ...

Official Website: www.palmerchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palmer had an population of 7,456 people. This is an increase of 25.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64.48% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 4,533 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Palmer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palmer.

  • Wasilla
  • Gateway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gateway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gateway
    • Gateway lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Palmer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
  • Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte
    • Butte lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Palmer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
  • Lakes
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakes
    • Lakes lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Palmer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lazy Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Mountain
      • Lazy Mountain lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Palmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Mountain
    • Buffalo Soapstone
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Soapstone
      • Buffalo Soapstone lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Palmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Soapstone
    • Sutton
    • Tanaina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanaina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanaina
      • Tanaina lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Palmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanaina
    • Fishhook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhook
      • Fishhook lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Palmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
    • Knik River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik River
      • Knik River lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Palmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik River

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palmer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palmer.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmer. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palmer.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palmer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palmer.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palmer: www.palmerchamber.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmer.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6018, Longitude: -149.1218    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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