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Palmer is a village in Christian County, in the Taylorville metro area.
The latitude of Palmer is 39.457N. The longitude is -89.403W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 248.
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8% of Palmer residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palmer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmer was $17,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Palmer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palmer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $268. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $500.
Christian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmer political report.
The average commute time for Palmer workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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