Palmer, Alaska

Population 6,007

Palmer is located in Matanuska Susitna Borough, AK. The population is 6,007, making Palmer the 6th largest city in Matanuska Susitna Borough.

There are 13 public schools in Palmer with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Palmer is moderate , and there are 55 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Palmer is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Palmer property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Palmer include Farm Loop, Gateway and Butte.

Palmer Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 8.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 21.3%

Crime Rate

17.4% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 360
  • Violent Crimes: 280
  • Robbery: 40
  • Burglary: 254
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

83.03% Higher than national avg.
  • 55 offenders in Palmer
  • 91.56 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

154 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 7
  • Tanks & Spills: 147


Very High 5.0%
  • Alaska unemployment average: 4.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

13 Public Schools view public schools

There are 13 K-12 public schools in Palmer, AK and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Palmer's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$299,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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32 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Palmer, AK issued 32 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 32 permits, 30 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Palmer, AK issued 9 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 9 permits, 7 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $720
  • 1 Bedroom: $760
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,000
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,420
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,710

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Environmental Hazards

154 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (98/129)
    Palmer, AK has 75.97% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Palmer, AK is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index LOW 1.62 Average
    Palmer, AK is a low risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 12.97°
  • February 20.5°
  • March 24.52°
  • April 36.15°
  • May 48.26°
  • June 55.51°
  • July 58.17°
  • August 55.63°
  • September 47.32°
  • October 35.1°
  • November 20.65°
  • December 16.3°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Palmer, AK

Palmer, AK has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Palmer, AK has no risk of hurricanes.
Palmer, AK has a very low risk of hail storms.
Palmer, AK has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Palmer, AK: $59,718


Unemployment in Palmer is 5.0%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.5% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 47.96%
White Collar - 52.04%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Bill Walker
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski
  • Sen. Daniel Sullivan

City Representatives

  • Don Young

Neighborhood Info

16 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

2 Cemeteries view all

32 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Palmer, AK
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