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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Palmer is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 12,251. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    373.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    568.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Palmer

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,333
National
$55,322
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Palmer Reviews

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We sold our home in Haverhill & moved to Palmer. Absolutely, love it here! So quiet you can hear a pin drop. Don't miss the hustle & bustle of the city life.
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The small town named Palmer is a relatively a busy little town, with a bunch of local bars and restaurants which gives it authenticity. The town provides a decent school system, along with good sport teams which may bring some excitement and life to the town. If your the kind of person that does not mind very closed minded people, likes things to stay the same way, and likes things to be calm and not too exciting than this is the town for you.
The community is very close, and everyone knows eachother which makes it amazing when we have town events such as sporting events, or celebrations.