Palmer, Alaska

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Palmer, Alaska
City
Palmer depot with a narrow gauge locomotive.
Motto: "Alaska at Its Best"
Location of Palmer, Alaska
Coordinates: 61°36′7″N 149°7′2″W / 61.60194°N 149.11722°W / 61.60194; -149.11722Coordinates: 61°36′7″N 149°7′2″W / 61.60194°N 149.11722°W / 61.60194; -149.11722
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,937
 • Density 1,562.3/sq mi (612.1/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99645
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-58660
GNIS feature ID 1407737


Palmer is a city in Alaska. Palmer is most noted in Alaska as the place of the yearly Alaska State Fair.

Twelve miles north of Palmer is Hatcher Pass. The pass is a state park and is home of the Independence Mine.