In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A peaceful neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Spacious detached and semi-detached homes on large lots, with attractive features like open concept layouts and renovated finishes.

Community Canvas

A mix of families with children, couples without children, and retirees from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, beautiful parks with playgrounds and sports facilities, and convenient access to major roads and amenities.

Have a look around Palmer.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 30s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Palmer is a primarily residential neighbourhood containing mostly detached and semi-detached homes on large lots. Residents enjoy quick access major roads and to commercial services on Mainway.

People & Families in Palmer

Families with kids make up 48% of households in Palmer, while couples without children make up 28% of households and 20% of households are one person living alone. People in Palmer come from 78 different ethnic origins, and 21% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,355

Neighbourhood Population

6,210

Household Size

  • 1 person - 20%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 18%
  • 5 or more persons - 8%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 19%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 47%
  • Couples without children - 27%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 28%
  • 2 children - 26%
  • 3 or more children - 8%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 30%
  • Canadian - 26%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Irish - 20%
  • German - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 17%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 22%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 7%

Palmer Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving Palmer. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, French Immersion, Gifted/Talented Program, and Christian.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Palmer

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 4 parks in this neighbourhood, with 25 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 6.

Number of Parks

4

Number of Recreation Facilities

25

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Tennis Courts - 4
  • Basketball Courts - 3
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 6
  • Track - 1
  • Sports Courts - 4
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Getting Around in Palmer

There are 52 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters, a mix of commuting within and outside the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 46%
  • Commute to another city - 53%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 89%
  • Transit - 6%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 29%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 18%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 31%

Work and Education in Palmer

In this neighbourhood, 28% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 69% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 15%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 7%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 23%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 14%
  • Manufacturing - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 25% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Palmer Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 27% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 62%
  • Semi-detached house - 6%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 15%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 11%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 22%
  • Not condominium - 77%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 6%
  • 2 bedrooms - 12%
  • 3 bedrooms - 50%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 30%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 58%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 19%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 10%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 6%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 2%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 90%
  • Renter - 9%

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