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Palmer, MA Town Information

Palmer is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 12,140 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Palmer adopted a home rule charter in 2004 with a council-manager form of government. Palmer is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of” in their official names.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.0 square miles (82.9 kmē), of which 31.5 square miles (81.7 kmē) are land and 0.5 square mile (1.3 kmē) (1.53%) is water. The town is bordered by Ludlow and Wilbraham on the southwest, Belchertown on the northwest, Ware on the northeast, Warren on the east, Brimfield on the southeast, and Monson on the south.

 

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 12,497 people, 5,078 households, and 3,331 families residing in the town. The population density was 396.3 people per square mile (153.0/kmē). There were 5,402 housing units at an average density of 171.3 per square mile (66.2/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Main Street, Palmer MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.