Palmer, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmer, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmer had a population of 495 as of July 1, 2017. Palmer ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 41.2224 and longitude -98.2598 in Merrick County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merrick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,801 feet.

The Village of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2399613) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Palmer is located within Township of Loup, a minor civil division (MCD) of Merrick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Palmer, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 495
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 392
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 474
Population in Familes 392
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 928
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,715
Average Household Income $62,798
Per Capita Income $24,875


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $115,000
Average Home Value $174,820


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.52%
Households 0.79% 0.55%
Families 1.27% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Palmer, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 202 65th
Population Density # 253 57th
Diversity Index # 145 75th
Median Household Income # 272 53rd
Per Capita Income # 460 21st

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