Palmer, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 248. Estimated population in 2021: 239 (-3.6% change)
Males: 118 (47.6%), Females: 130 (52.4%)

Christian County

Zip code: 62556

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $35,750
Median house value: $49,400

Races in Palmer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • American Indian (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (23.4%), Irish (12.1%), German (6.0%), English (5.6%), French (5.2%), Dutch (4.4%).

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palmer

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer village

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-9.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:

  • ST VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL)
  • HILLSBORO AREA HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; HILLSBORO, IL)
  • PANA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; PANA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmer:

  • CAPITAL (about 32 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • DECATUR (about 47 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 59 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmer:

  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 9 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: TAZ)
  • HILLSBORO MUNI (about 23 miles; HILLSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: 3K4)
  • LITCHFIELD MUNI (about 28 miles; LITCHFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: 3LF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 25 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 63 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 72 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 74 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)

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