Palmer, TN Population

Population: 726. Estimated population in July 2020: 738 (+1.7% change)
Males: 354 (48.8%), Females: 372 (51.2%)

Grundy County

Zip code: 37365

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $19,167
Median house value: $38,700

Races in Palmer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (20.2%), English (11.4%), Irish (7.7%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Elevation: 1810 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palmer

  • High school or higher: 46.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 39.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmer town

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Palmer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmer:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 34 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 75 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
  • SMYRNA (about 80 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmer:

  • MARION COUNTY-BROWN FIELD (about 22 miles; JASPER, TN; Abbreviation: APT)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY (about 25 miles; SEWANEE, TN; Abbreviation: UOS)
  • WARREN COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 30 miles; MC MINNVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RNC)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmer:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 29 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; Full-time enrollment: 16,617)
Public primary/middle school in Palmer:

  • PALMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: HWY 108; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Palmer:

  • PALMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,550; Location: HWY.108; 7,589 books; 24 audio materials; 159 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)

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