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Palmer, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Palmer had a population of 2,088 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Palmer, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,088
Population in Households 2,088
Population in Familes 1,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 695
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 533
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $91,964
Average Home Value $153,934


Median Household Income $53,634
Average Household Income $73,566
Per Capita Income $23,115
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.75%
Households 0.65% 0.69%
Families 0.8% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 694 60th
Population Density1 # 980 44th
Diversity Index2 # 495 72nd
Median Household Income # 520 70th
Per Capita Income # 812 54th

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