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Palmyra, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra had a population of 7,307 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmyra: Palmstown.

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Palmyra, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,307
Population in Households 7,269
Population in Familes 5,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 3,795
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 3,234
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,779 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $154,167
Average Home Value $159,640


Median Household Income $49,678
Average Household Income $63,045
Per Capita Income $28,017
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.09%
Households -0.14% 0.01%
Families -0.36% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 156 91st
Population Density1 # 280 84th
Diversity Index2 # 542 69th
Median Household Income # 878 50th
Per Capita Income # 572 68th

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