Palmer Town, MA

12,145 Population
31.6 square miles 384.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
384.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.3%
was 50.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.9%
was 1.8%
 
Percent Under 18
20.5%
was 20.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.5%
was 17.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 6.8
Ranked 26th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
13.0%
was 11.7%
 
Median Household Income
$55,343
was $51,376
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.5
42.3
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
5,271
was 5,409
 
Median Rent
$753
was $741
 
Total Building Permits
3
was 5
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,823
was 4,859
 
Homeownership Rate
73.8%
was 72.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
was 1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
166.9
was 171.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.1%
was 29.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
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 99.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.5%
was 89.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.1%
was 22.9%
 

 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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