Palmer employment information

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%
The Palmer, AK employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Palmer is $26,259, which is 23% lower than than the Alaska average and 12% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $59,718, which is 20% lower than than the Alaska average and 8% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Palmer is 7%, which is 42% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Palmer is 11% which is 26% lower than 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
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • 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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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%
Ben Lomond, CA6,573$68,67924%
Carbondale, CO6,571$64,25016%
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).