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Palmer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Palmer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grundy County at latitude 35.3575 and longitude -85.5656. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Palmer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palmer, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Palmer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Palmer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 647
Population in Households 647
Population in Familes 527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 173
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $93,403
Average Home Value $124,429


Median Household Income $23,034
Average Household Income $33,078
Per Capita Income $12,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.89% -0.85%
Households -0.8% -0.94%
Families -0.54% -1.06%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palmer, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 326 24th
Population Density1 # 393 9th
Diversity Index2 # 423 2nd
Median Household Income # 422 2nd
Per Capita Income # 424 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.