Palmer Town city, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Palmer Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Palmer Town had a population of 12,475 as of July 1, 2018. Palmer Town city ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer Town city is located at latitude 42.1878 and longitude -72.3085 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmer Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles.

The City of Palmer Town (GNIS ID: 619387) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmer Town city: District of Palmer, Elbow Plantation, Kings Town, Kingsfield, Kingsfield Plantation, New Marlborough, New Marlborough Plantation, The Elbow Tract, The Elbows, Town of Palmer.

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Palmer Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,475
Population in Households 12,411
Population in Familes 9,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 395
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $59,115
Average Household Income $75,539
Per Capita Income $31,509


Total Housing Units 5,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,511 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,675 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $202,801
Average Home Value $243,072


Total Households 5,186
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.33% 0.29%
Households 0.21% 0.2%
Families 0.14% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Palmer Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 80 68th
Population Density # 232 6th
Diversity Index # 149 40th
Median Household Income # 184 26th
Per Capita Income # 189 24th

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