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Palmer (CDP), Massachusetts
Palmer is located at 42°9'25" North, 72°19'36" West (42.157157, -72.326855).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,900 people, 1,778 households, and 970 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 368.2/km² (954.2/mi²). There are 1,874 housing units at an average density of 176.9/km² (458.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 95.33% White, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,778 households out of which 25.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% are married couples living together, 12.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% are non-families. 39.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.89.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $35,199, and the median income for a family is $43,958. Males have a median income of $31,956 versus $26,309 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $17,806. 10.6% of the population and 9.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.6% of those under the age of 18 and 12.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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