Palmer is an unincorporated community in Richmond Township, Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and has no legal status as an incorporated municipality. The CDP population was 449 at the 2000 census.
The Palmer ZIP code is 49871, and the area served by the ZIP code is slightly larger than that of the CDP. is
According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all land.