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Relocate to Palmer
Palmer is located in the heart of Alaska, the Matanuska Valley, 45 miles northeast of Anchorage. Nestled in between the Talkeetna and Chugach mountain ranges, Palmer benefits from rich, silty soil and breathtaking mountain views.
Current Population: 5,195
2004 AK Dept of Labor & Workforce Development
Borough Name: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Regional Native Corporation: Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
School District: Matanuska-Susitna School District
Latitude: 61ø 36' N
Longitude: 149ø 06' W
Land Area: 3 sq. miles
Numerous growth forecast indicate that the Mat-Su Borough will experience over 3% of annual growth until 2018, with Palmer's population expected to double during this time. Approximately 2000 new households are expected in the area.
Population: The current demographic profile includes a large middle-aged and young population. The population is comprised of individuals and couples of child bearing age. According to the 2000 US census, the average household size in palmer is 2.81, while the median family income is $53,164.
Economy: Palmer's economy is based on a diversity of retail and other services. Many city, borough, state, and federal government agencies are headquartered in Palmer. The strongest sector in the economy is the educational, health and social services which is 4% higher than national trends.
Transportation: Palmer lies on the Glenn Highway, a designated Scenic Highway. Commercial airlines serve the Anchorage International Airport, but the Palmer Municipal Airport supports private and chartered services.
Climate: The average temperatures in January range from 6 to 14; in July, 47 to 67. Annual precipitation is 16.5 inches.
See also: Relocation Links and Local Services, and Local Attractions.
Relocation - Information & Links
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Planning & Land Use Department
Mat-Su Fact Book
(Download the Adobe Reader PDF Document - 3.36M)
RELOCATION Web Links
Mat-Su Borough/Palmer Resources
Local Utility Companies
Contact a Realtor
Residential / Commercial Real Estate
Greg & Sherri Sheppard - Jack White Real Estate
865 N. Seward Meridian Parkway
Wasilla, AK 99654
Kibe Lucas - Team Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
PO Box 874981
Wasilla, AK 99687
Hall Quality Homes
PO Box 1987
Palmer, AK 99645
Commercial Real Estate
Carr Gottstein Properties
4000 W Dimond Blvd, Ste 240
Anchorage, AK 99502
PO Box 2527
Palmer, AK 99645