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Palmer, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Palmer had a population of 103 as of July 1, 2017. Palmer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 39.6329 and longitude -97.1404 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The City of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2396130) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Palmer is located within Township of Sherman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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

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Palmer, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 103
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 54
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 94
Population in Familes 77
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $45,239
Average Household Income $55,342
Per Capita Income $24,225


Total Housing Units 57 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $64,583
Average Home Value $91,892


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 30
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 -1.03% -0.99%
Households -1.14% -0.89%
Families -1.71% -1.37%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Palmer, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 542 19th
Population Density # 545 19th
Diversity Index # 89 87th
Median Household Income # 439 35th
Per Capita Income # 463 31st

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