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Palmer City, Alaska Housing Analysis

   (County: Matanuska-susitna Borough)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 985

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 104

Female householder, no husband present : 338

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 542

Householder not living alone : 107


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 61

Female householder and female partner : 6

Female householder and male partner : 68

All other households : 1,941


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 884

Renter-occupied housing units : 101

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 53

Renter-occupied housing units : 51

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 159

Renter-occupied housing units : 179

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 330

Renter-occupied housing units : 319


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 113

$10,000 to $14,999 : 106

$15,000 to $19,999 : 94

$20,000 to $24,999 : 102

$25,000 to $29,999 : 84

$30,000 to $34,999 : 78

$35,000 to $39,999 : 61

$40,000 to $44,999 : 108

$45,000 to $49,999 : 84

$50,000 to $59,999 : 208

$60,000 to $74,999 : 339

$75,000 to $99,999 : 332

$100,000 to $124,999 : 199

$125,000 to $149,999 : 65

$150,000 to $199,999 : 68

$200,000 or more : 35


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Total : 2,249


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Occupied : 2,076

Vacant : 173


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 109

Built 2000 to 2004 : 358

Built 1990 to 1999 : 367

Built 1980 to 1989 : 590

Built 1970 to 1979 : 398

Built 1960 to 1969 : 133

Built 1950 to 1959 : 176

Built 1940 to 1949 : 41

Built 1939 or earlier : 77


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Utility gas : 1,833

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 13

Electricity : 173

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 34

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 13

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 4

No fuel used : 6


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 14

$15,000 to $19,999 : 6

$20,000 to $24,999 : 3

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 3

$35,000 to $39,999 : 3

$40,000 to $49,999 : 20

$50,000 to $59,999 : 2

$60,000 to $69,999 : 2

$70,000 to $79,999 : 28

$80,000 to $89,999 : 14

$90,000 to $99,999 : 11

$100,000 to $124,999 : 64

$125,000 to $149,999 : 294

$150,000 to $174,999 : 233

$175,000 to $199,999 : 153

$200,000 to $249,999 : 382

$250,000 to $299,999 : 142

$300,000 to $399,999 : 34

$400,000 to $499,999 : 18

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 67

Home equity loan only : 125

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 10

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 989

Housing units without a mortgage : 235


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Palmer City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : $245,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $220,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $212,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $168,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $138,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $138,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $139,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $131,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $126,300


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Palmer City, Alaska: 63.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Palmer City, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 33.81%
  • Juvenile facilities : 2.84%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 63.36%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Palmer City, Alaska

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 28 28 $2,821,240
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

28 28 $2,821,240
2000        
  Single Family 21 21 $2,910,113
  Two Family 1 2 $282,530
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $184,154
  Five or More Family 2 16 $1,287,536
  Total

25 42 $4,664,333
2001        
  Single Family 28 28 $4,248,077
  Two Family 18 36 $4,909,861
  Three and Four Family 2 8 $511,964
  Five or More Family 6 48 $4,792,037
  Total

54 120 $14,461,939
2002        
  Single Family 35 35 $5,179,262
  Two Family 7 14 $1,678,886
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $605,955
  Total

43 55 $7,464,103
2003        
  Single Family 35 35 $5,181,797
  Two Family 7 14 $2,084,830
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $741,673
  Total

43 55 $8,008,300
2004        
  Single Family 52 52 $7,397,822
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $477,428
  Five or More Family 2 24 $739,128
  Total

55 80 $8,614,378
2005        
  Single Family 48 48 $7,627,175
  Two Family 2 4 $559,368
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 5 $521,102
  Total

51 57 $8,707,645
2006        
  Single Family 29 29 $5,137,410
  Two Family 4 8 $1,276,600
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $483,247
  Five or More Family 3 30 $3,114,903
  Total

37 70 $10,012,160


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Palmer City, AK): $45,571
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Palmer City): $102,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Palmer City): $623
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Palmer City, Alaska

Utility Gas: 84.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.5%
Electricity: 12.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.8%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.4%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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