Palmer, Alaska 

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Population

6,773

+17.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$60,365

Median Home Price

$277,800

Best Places to Live in Palmer, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Palmer, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Attractive setting
Outdoor recreation
Strong employment
Cons
Dreary winters
Healthcare
Earthquake risk
 $2,500,000 
8850 N Simineo Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 3854 SqFt
 $1,295,000 
27966 E Knik River Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2903 SqFt
 $337,500 
8231 N Mohawk St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1772 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Palmer jobs have decreased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Palmer's cost of living is 21.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Palmer's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Palmer, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Matanuska-Susitna Borough voted Republican in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Palmer's population is 6,773 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 17.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Palmer is $277,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.9%. 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. More Education



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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
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NEW LISTINGS IN PALMER
$2,500,000
8850 N Simineo Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$1,295,000
27966 E Knik River Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$337,500
8231 N Mohawk St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$280,000
231 E Eagle Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$290,000
1830 N Finger Lake Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$345,000
12801 E Soapstone Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$2,300,000
950 S Snodgrass Dr
Bed 29 | Bath 24

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