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Palmer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Palmer had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2015. Palmer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 35.3575 and longitude -85.5656 in Grundy County. 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. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The Town of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2407070) 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 Town of Palmer is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy 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, 2015.

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Palmer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 661
Population in Households 661
Population in Familes 539
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $90,333
Average Home Value $121,300


Median Household Income $26,746
Average Household Income $35,123
Per Capita Income $13,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.03%
Households -0.29% -0.08%
Families 0.0% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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, 2015 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 # 325 24th
Population Density1 # 393 8th
Diversity Index2 # 416 3rd
Median Household Income # 410 4th
Per Capita Income # 422 2nd

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