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Palmer
  • Suburb of Springfield, MA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Palmer is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 12,434. Palmer is in Hampden County. Living in Palmer offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palmer there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Palmer and residents tend to lean liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$208,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$977
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    276.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    32.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    130.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    479.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

Working in Palmer

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,090
National
$69,021

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