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Income/capita 14%
Household income 3%
Unemployment 25%
IndexPalmerIllinoisNational
Income per capita$25,555$31,502$29,829
Median household income$56,875$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$63,750$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$34,688$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,000$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palmer is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Palmer is 3% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palmer is 25% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palmer is 25% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $37,912$56,875$113,750
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      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.

      Palmer median earnings by income bracket

      Palmer employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.2%5.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.2%10.8%
      Public administration10.5%5.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities18.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%59.5%
      Other39.5%16.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wenonah, IL40$79,00043%
      Langleyville, IL316$69,58326%
      Pawnee, IL2,738$65,81719%
      Divernon, IL1,201$57,3864%
      Stonington, IL913$55,3130%
      Palmer, IL176$56,8753%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      McClelland, IA176$77,50040%
      Albert, KS176$55,3130%
      White Horse, SD176$8,35285%
      Venango, NE176$54,6881%
      Teton Village, WY176$0100%
      Palmer, IL176$56,8753%
      Source: The Palmer, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).