Palmer is located close to the center of Alaska. Palmer is part of Matanuska Susitna County. Palmer has 5.15 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Palmer population is 6,250, which has grown 37.88% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 16.17% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Palmer median household income is $60,365 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.46% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 39.28% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Palmer median house value is $187,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 82.55% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 70.80% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Palmer is better than the state average in quality. The Palmer area code is 907.