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Palmer is a town in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.
The community was named after Chief Justice Palmer
The latitude of Palmer is 42.158N. The longitude is -72.329W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,497.
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4% of Palmer residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $18,664, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $476. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,044.
Libraries in Palmer include Palmer Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Palmer workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palmer between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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