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Palmyra, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra had a population of 7,329 as of July 1, 2017. Palmyra ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 40.3099 and longitude -76.5943 in Lebanon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lebanon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 456 feet.

The Borough of Palmyra (GNIS ID: 1215368) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmyra population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmyra: Palmstown.


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Palmyra, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,329
Daytime Population: Workers 2,306
Daytime Population: Residents 3,544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 7,292
Population in Familes 5,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 3,806
Diversity Index3 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,575
Average Household Income $64,823
Per Capita Income $28,714

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,786 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,448 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $154,841
Average Home Value $161,436
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,234
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,896
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% 0.19%
Households -0.12% 0.09%
Families -0.31% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Palmyra, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 154 91st
Population Density # 281 84th
Diversity Index # 531 70th
Median Household Income # 885 50th
Per Capita Income # 617 65th

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