Palmyra, Missouri Population 2023

3,619

Palmyra is a city located in Marion County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Marion County. With a 2023 population of 3,619, it is the 182nd largest city in Missouri and the 7989th largest city in the United States.Palmyra is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,613 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Palmyra has a population density of 1,238 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmyra is $53,807 with a poverty rate of 22.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palmyra is 36.8 years, 34.3 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Palmyra Demographics

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

  • White: 90.18%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Black or African American: 2.80%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Palmyra, Missouri is 3,619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,613.

Palmyra, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Other race

Palmyra Population by Race

Palmyra Population Pyramid 2023

Palmyra Median Age

36.8

Total

34.3

Male

39.4

Female

Palmyra Adults

There are 2,611 adults, (598 of whom are seniors) in Palmyra.

Palmyra Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmyra Sex Ratio

Female1,74948.50%
Male1,85751.50%

Palmyra Population by Age

Palmyra Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.83

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palmyra Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 19.38%.

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,098

Average Earnings

$38,895

Average Male

$30,487

Average Female

Palmyra Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palmyra Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palmyra Language

98.38% of Palmyra residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.32% of the population.

Palmyra Language

Palmyra Poverty by Race

rate

22.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.28%

Male Poverty Rate

20.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmyra

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is Multiple, with 88.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is White, with 19.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.92%.

Palmyra Poverty

Palmyra Poverty Rate by Education

Palmyra Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palmyra Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palmyra Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmyra Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Palmyra Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Palmyra Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palmyra Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

359

Number of Veterans

320

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

Palmyra Veterans by War

Palmyra Veterans by Age

count

Palmyra Veterans by Race

Palmyra Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmyra Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Palmyra Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palmyra Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palmyra Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.59%

Born in Palmyra

98.70%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.70% of Palmyra residents were born in the United States, with 60.59% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Palmyra Population by Year