Palmer, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palmer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Palmer had a population of 708 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.


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Town of Palmer, TN Boundary Map



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Palmer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 708
Population in Households 708
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $78,316
Average Home Value $125,941
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $22,465
Average Household Income $33,094
Per Capita Income $12,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.48%
Households 0.82% 0.42%
Families 0.97% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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.

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Palmer, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 319 26th
Population Density1 # 384 10th
Diversity Index2 # 414 4th
Median Household Income # 419 2nd
Per Capita Income # 421 2nd

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