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Welcome to Palmer ...

Palmer is located in Hampden County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palmer has a population of 12,226 people<2> (see below for details).

Palmer was settled in 1727 and was incorporated in 1775.

Palmer is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Palmer lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Palmer lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Palmer: 01069<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palmer had an population of 12,226 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palmer had a population of 12,140 people. This makes Palmer the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Palmer represents 0.19% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,140 people, the population of Palmer decreased 2.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,497 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, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, 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.

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Palmer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
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    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Palmer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Palmer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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      • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,921 people
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    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,467 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,397 people
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
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    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Palmer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,539 people
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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.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palmer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palmer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmer. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Palmer, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Palmer.

Adding Palmer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palmer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palmer was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Palmer on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palmer on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palmer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palmer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (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).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Palmer) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 PalmerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1588, Longitude: -72.3293    
<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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