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Income/capita 12%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 42%
IndexPalmerAlaskaNational
Income per capita$26,259$34,191$29,829
Median household income$59,718$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,307$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,757$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$36,707$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$23,889$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate6.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.1%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palmer is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Palmer is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palmer is 42% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palmer is 26% lower than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $39,808$59,718$119,436
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Palmer median earnings by income bracket

      Palmer employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.0%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector2.9%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.9%16.8%
      Public administration10.3%10.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.0%3.3%
      Education, health & social services11.1%34.1%
      Other27.4%27.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fishhook, AK5,866$95,03072%
      Gateway, AK6,061$91,53865%
      Farm Loop, AK1,119$88,12559%
      Lakes, AK8,944$84,82153%
      Tanaina, AK9,736$81,10947%
      Palmer, AK6,572$59,7188%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hillsboro, OH6,572$33,05140%
      Carbondale, CO6,571$64,25016%
      Ben Lomond, CA6,573$68,67924%
      Viola, NY6,575$69,30625%
      Medfield, MA6,575$117,500112%
      Palmer, AK6,572$59,7188%
      Source: The Palmer, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).