Palmer Town, MA

12,168 Population
31.6 square miles 384.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
384.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.7%
was 46.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.8%
was 1.9%
 
Percent Under 18
20.3%
was 21.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.2%
was 15.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 6.8
Ranked 26th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.7%
was 10.3%
 
Median Household Income
$51,376
was $50,668
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.3
41.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
5,409
was 5,445
 
Median Rent
$741
was $759
 
Total Building Permits
3
was 5
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,859
was 4,968
 
Homeownership Rate
72.4%
was 68.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
was 1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
171.3
was 172.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.1%
was 23.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.6
was 0.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.5%
was 99.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.3%
was 87.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.9%
was 18.9%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
58.2%
was 58.0%
Ranked 141st Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
4.8%
was 6.5%
Ranked 116th Highest in MA
Revenue
$30,910,505
was $30,274,659
Ranked 115th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$29,898,439
was $29,210,328
Ranked 116th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,543
was $2,491
Ranked 153rd Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,460
was $2,403
Ranked 146th Highest in MA

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