Palmer, Tennessee

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Palmer, Tennessee
Town
Location of Palmer, Tennessee
Location of Palmer, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°21′23″N 85°33′43″W / 35.35639°N 85.56194°W / 35.35639; -85.56194Coordinates: 35°21′23″N 85°33′43″W / 35.35639°N 85.56194°W / 35.35639; -85.56194
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Grundy
Area
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,818 ft (554 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 672
 • Density 130/sq mi (49/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37365
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-56560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1296690[2]

Palmer is a town in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 672 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Palmer is located at 35°21′23″N 85°33′43″W / 35.35639°N 85.56194°W / 35.35639; -85.56194 (35.356381, -85.561987).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all of it land.

The source of the 67-mile (108 km) Collins River is located just northeast of Palmer.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,158
1940 1,228 6.0%
1950 871 −29.1%
1960 1,069 22.7%
1970 898 −16.0%
1980 1,027 14.4%
1990 769 −25.1%
2000 726 −5.6%
2010 672 −7.4%
Est. 2012 670 −0.3%
Sources:[5][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 726 people, 305 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.0 people per square mile (53.3/km²). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 62.9 per square mile (24.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.76% White, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,167, and the median income for a family was $23,929. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,251. About 23.8% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • The artist, Jon Coffelt spent a good part of his childhood with his grandparents in Palmer. His grandfather John Ervin Coffelt taught him how to paint at eight years old.[7]

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