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Palmer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Palmer had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 42.6299 and longitude -94.5985 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2396129) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Palmer is located within Township of Bellville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Palmer, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 160
Population in Households 160
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 378
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $54,735
Average Household Income $70,097
Per Capita Income $31,533


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $80,882
Average Home Value $123,462


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.63%
Households -0.29% -0.73%
Families 3.7% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Palmer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 762 24th
Population Density # 722 29th
Diversity Index # 303 70th
Median Household Income # 532 47th
Per Capita Income # 296 71st

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