Palmer is located close to the center of Illinois. Palmer is part of Christian County. Palmer has 0.99 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Palmer population is 161, which has shrunk 35.08% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Palmer median household income is $46,667 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.54% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Palmer median house value is $72,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 45.75% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 34.33% and is about the same as 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 close to the state average in quality. The Palmer area code is 217.