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Palmer is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, in the Anchorage metro area.
It is the borough seat.
The city was named for George Palmer, trader.
The latitude of Palmer is 61.599N. The longitude is -149.112W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,742.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Anchorage area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99645 ZIP code.
19% of Palmer residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $17,203, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Palmer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Palmer include Matanuska Colony Community Center ... View historic districts
Median rent in Palmer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $969.
Libraries in Palmer include Palmer Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Palmer workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Palmer include Gold Miners Hotel.
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