Palmer, Alaska

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Palmer, Alaska
City
Palmer depot with a narrow gauge locomotive.
Palmer depot with a narrow gauge locomotive.
Motto(s): 
"Alaska at Its Best"
Location of Palmer, Alaska
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
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughMatanuska-Susitna
Area
 • Total3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Land3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
233 ft (71 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,937
 • Density1,562.3/sq mi (612.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99645
Area code907
FIPS code02-58660
GNIS feature ID1407737
WebsiteCity of Palmer, Alaska

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.