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Palmer, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Palmer had a population of 2,125 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Palmer is located at latitude 32.4196 and longitude -96.6795 in Ellis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Town of Palmer (GNIS ID: 2413102) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Palmer is located within Ferris Division of Ellis 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,125
Daytime Population: Workers 665
Daytime Population: Residents 1,101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,766
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,125
Population in Familes 1,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 708
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $55,349
Average Household Income $76,382
Per Capita Income $23,976


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $94,531
Average Home Value $166,327


Total Households 666
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.83% 0.9%
Households 0.79% 0.83%
Families 0.93% 0.76%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Palmer, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmer to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 690 61st
Population Density # 966 45th
Diversity Index # 481 72nd
Median Household Income # 525 70th
Per Capita Income # 839 52nd

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