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The City of Palmer Town had a population of 12,488 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.1888 and longitude -72.3112 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmer Town 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.
|Total Population||12,488 (100%)|
|Population in Households||12,427 (99.5%)|
|Population in Families||9,658 (77.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||61 ( 0.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$57,567|
|Average Household Income||$78,313|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,764|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||5,614 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,323 (59.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,900 (33.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||391 ( 7.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$212,336|
|Average Home Value||$235,197|
|Housing Affordability Index3||139|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.07%|
|Per Capita Income||2.02%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.41%|
The table below compares Palmer Town city to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 81||67th|
|Population Density||# 232||6th|
|Median Household Income||# 204||17th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 203||83rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 194||21st|
|Diversity Index||# 148||40th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.