Palmyra, Missouri Population 2021

3,573
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Palmyra is a city located in Marion County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Marion County. With a 2020 population of 3,573, it is the 171st largest city in Missouri and the 5721st largest city in the United States . Palmyra is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -0.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,595 in 2010. Palmyra reached it's highest population of 3,626 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Palmyra has a population density of 1,223 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmyra is $53,807 with a poverty rate of 17.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $531 per month, and the median house value is $115,800. The median age in Palmyra is 35.3 years, 32.8 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Palmyra Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palmyra was:

  • White: 91.86%
  • Two or more races: 5.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Palmyra, Missouri is 3,573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,612.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,595.

Palmyra, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,31891.86%
Two or More Races1895.23%
Black or African American561.55%
Asian350.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.39%
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Palmyra Population by Race

Palmyra Population Pyramid $2021

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Palmyra Median Age

35.3


Total

32.8


Male

37.5


Female

Palmyra Adults

There are 2,595 adults, (616 of whom are seniors) in Palmyra.

Palmyra Age Dependency

82.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmyra Sex Ratio

Female

1,896

52.49%

Male

1,716

47.51%

Palmyra Population by Age

Palmyra Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palmyra Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family65.7%34.3%
Female57%43%
Male17.6%82.4%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palmyra Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4412.3868.6
Married6613.1181.1
Non Family4961.0365.7
Female1933.0757
Male913.0117.6

2.97

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Palmyra Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1034.37%
9th to 12th Grade1536.49%
High School Graduate94239.93%
Some College56724.04%
Associates Degree1506.36%
Bachelors Degree26211.11%
Graduate Degree1827.72%
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Palmyra Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2011,974444
2+ Races6249
Black5337
Hispanic2929
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.17%.

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,069$37,813$26,719
Less Than 9th Grade$14,886$$
High School Graduate$30,905$41,154$21,579
Some College$35,329$37,434$30,500
Bachelors Degree$39,722$58,295$31,964
Graduate Degree$43,333$39,250$43,690

$32,069

Average Earnings

$37,813

Average Male

$26,719

Average Female

Palmyra Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmyra Language by Age

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Palmyra Language

98.64% of Palmyra residents speak only English, while 1.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Palmyra Language

Palmyra Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,12943914.03%
Multiple18913370.37%
Black291448.28%

17.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.00%

Male Poverty Rate

17.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmyra

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is Multiple, with 70.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is White, with 14.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.94%.

Palmyra Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.81%
Some College14.85%
High School12.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

Palmyra Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed87.50%
Female Employed12.52%
Male Employed8.15%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Palmyra Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmyra Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,215$53,807
Families$55,919$61,390
Married Families$68,274-
Non Families$32,357$33,719
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Income by Household Type

Palmyra Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmyra Married by Age and Sex

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Palmyra Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Palmyra Marital Status by Race

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Palmyra Marital Status

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266

Number of Veterans

240

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam93
First Gulf War92
Second Gulf War52
World War II11
Korea

Palmyra Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5494
65 to 7483
75+46
55 to 6443
18 to 34

Palmyra Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2399.95%
Hispanic2689.66%
Black1425.00%
2+ Races1314.94%

Palmyra Veterans by Race

Palmyra Veterans by Education

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7.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmyra Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Palmyra Employment by Age

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Palmyra Employment by Race

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Palmyra Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.27%

Born in Palmyra

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Palmyra residents were born in the United States, with 61.27% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Palmyra Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,573-13-0.36%
20203,586-13-0.36%
20193,599-13-0.36%
20183,612100.28%
20173,602-10-0.28%
20163,61210.03%
20153,61150.14%
20143,606-20-0.55%
20133,62660.17%
20123,620-6-0.17%
20113,62690.25%
20103,6171500.42%
20003,467960.28%
19903,371-98-0.29%
19803,4692810.85%
19703,1882550.84%
19602,9334180.22%
18902,515-100-0.19%
18702,6150.00%

Palmyra Population by Year