Palmer Town city, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmer Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Palmer Town had a population of 12,484 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer Town city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 12,484
Daytime Population: Workers 5,333
Daytime Population: Residents 6,293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 12,419
Population in Familes 9,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 395
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $55,566
Average Household Income $72,136
Per Capita Income $30,120


Total Housing Units 5,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,345 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,849 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $196,778
Average Home Value $225,419


Total Households 5,194
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,273
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.38%
Households 0.25% 0.28%
Families 0.17% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 2017 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 # 152 39th
Median Household Income # 185 25th
Per Capita Income # 188 24th

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