Palmyra, Missouri Population 2020

3,591

Palmyra is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 3,591, it is the 171st largest city in Missouri and the 5703rd largest city in the United States. Palmyra is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,595 in 2010. Palmyra reached it's highest population of 3,623 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Palmyra has a population density of 1,229 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmyra is $51,126 with a poverty rate of 19.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $610 per month, and the median house value is $116,400. The median age in Palmyra is 35.2 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.6 males.

Palmyra Demographics

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

  • White: 91.24%
  • Two or more races: 5.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.64%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Palmyra, Missouri is 3,591, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,607.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,595.

Palmyra, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,29191.24%
Two or More Races1915.30%
Black or African American591.64%
Asian381.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.78%

Palmyra Population Pyramid 2020

Palmyra Median Age

35.2


Total

33.7


Male

36.2


Female

Palmyra Adults

There are 2,662 adults, (627 of whom are seniors) in Palmyra.

Palmyra Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmyra Sex Ratio

Female

1,943

53.87%

Male

1,664

46.13%

Palmyra Households and Families

Palmyra Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Palmyra Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female54.2%45.8%
Male18.2%81.8%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4312.465.8
Married6563.178.2
Non Family4971.0860.8
Female2123.0254.2
Male663.318.2

3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palmyra Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1034.41%
9th to 12th Grade1536.55%
High School Graduate97041.54%
Some College58825.18%
Associates Degree1416.04%
Bachelors Degree2058.78%
Graduate Degree1757.49%

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1711,943380
Black5639
Multiple Races5547
Islander2828
Hispanic2522

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 17.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,687$37,344$25,179
Less Than High School$15,865$$16,667
High School Grad$27,670$42,778$20,347
Some College$35,682$37,389$24,375
Bachelors Degree$42,679$39,643$43,036
Graduate Degree$39,500$37,750$41,591

$31,687

Average Earnings

$37,344

Average Male

$25,179

Average Female

Palmyra Language

Palmyra Language by Age

Palmyra Language

98.60% of Palmyra residents speak only English, while 1.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Palmyra Poverty

Palmyra Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,10249916.09%
Multiple19115078.53%
Black401640.00%

19.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.14%

Male Poverty Rate

21.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmyra

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is Multiple, with 78.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is White, with 16.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.00%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.00%
Some College15.95%
High School14.22%
Bachelors or Greater0.80%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.67%
Female Unemployed34.38%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed11.30%

Palmyra Income

Palmyra Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,962$51,126
Families$54,010$58,381
Married Families$63,879-
Non Families$31,823$34,573

Palmyra Marital Status

Palmyra Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Palmyra Married by Age and Sex

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

Palmyra Veterans

260

Number of Veterans

234

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War94
Vietnam81
Second Gulf War57
World War II16
Korea
Name Veterans % of Total
White2369.67%
Hispanic1976.00%
Black1627.12%
2 or More88.33%

$Palmyra Veterans by Education

11.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmyra Employment Status

61%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Palmyra Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.19%

Born in Missouri

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.95% of Palmyra residents were born in the United States, with 61.19% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,591-8-0.22%
20193,599-8-0.22%
20183,607100.28%
20173,597-8-0.22%
20163,60510.03%
20153,60430.08%
20143,601-20-0.55%
20133,62170.19%
20123,614-9-0.25%
20113,623100.28%
20103,6131460.41%
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%