Palmer, Alaska 

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Population

6,788

137% Growth

Unemployment Rate

8.3%

Median Income

$60,365

Avg. Home Price

$262,900

Best Places to Live in Palmer, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong employment
Cons
-Dreary winters
-Healthcare
-Earthquake risk

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What Bert Has To Say About Anchorage Metro Area

Anchorage is the largest city and main regional center for the frontier state of Alaska. Most of the state’s commercial and industrial activity occurs here. Because of rebuilding after an earthquake in 1964 and the recent influx of oil money, the city is quite modern. The area has a strong, growing economy, which is offset by a high cost of living caused by geographic isolation. Downtown is clean, attractive and modern with nice waterfront areas and a large new performing arts center. The best residential neighborhoods lie to the south.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alaska
County: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
City: Palmer
Zip Codes: 99645
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Palmer is 8.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palmer jobs have increased by 0.07%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Palmer's cost of living is 26.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Palmer's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Palmer's population is 6,788 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 136.85%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Palmer is $262,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.63%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Palmer public schools spend $17,054 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Palmer. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Palmer

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Reviews for Palmer   3 Reviews
Palmer living - what's in it for the military fami - 4/6/2008
The first time I saw Palmer was in 1974. It's grown up from the old days of farm country complete with 4-H clubs, fields of crops and livestock. Gone are most of the... (Read More)
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Great except for... - 3/5/2006
The four months of cold and dark. Winter lasts about 8 months, but the real cold, dark lasts about 4 months. It is getting harder and harder to deal with as I get... (Read More)

Great People - 3/5/2006
I have lived in Palmer for 11 years. I love everything about it except about four months of the dark, cold winters. The people are... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN PALMER, ALASKA
99645