Palmyra, Pennsylvania Population 2020

7,618

Palmyra is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,618, it is the 110th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3740th largest city in the United States. Palmyra is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 4.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,320 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Palmyra has a population density of 3,962 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palmyra is $58,674 with a poverty rate of 13.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $893 per month, and the median house value is $148,800. The median age in Palmyra is 38.8 years, 37.1 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Palmyra Demographics

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

  • White: 91.62%
  • Other race: 3.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.61%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Palmyra, Pennsylvania is 7,618, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,576.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,320.

Palmyra, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,87091.62%
Some Other Race2673.56%
Two or More Races1602.13%
Black or African American1211.61%
Asian801.07%

Palmyra Population Pyramid 2020

Palmyra Median Age

38.8


Total

37.1


Male

40.6


Female

Palmyra Adults

There are 5,715 adults, (1,299 of whom are seniors) in Palmyra.

Palmyra Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palmyra Sex Ratio

Female

3,832

51.11%

Male

3,666

48.89%

Palmyra Households and Families

Palmyra Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Palmyra Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
All50.1%49.9%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
Male38.7%61.3%
Female25.1%74.9%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4742.1550.1
Non Family1,6091.1738.7
Married1,2672.9674.8
Female4433.1325.1
Male1552.8538.7

2.88

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palmyra Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1743.28%
9th to 12th Grade2374.47%
High School Graduate2,21341.78%
Some College88416.69%
Associates Degree4718.89%
Bachelors Degree85616.16%
Graduate Degree4628.72%

Palmyra Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9344,6111,228
Hispanic18512324
Other Race1508824
Black919151
Asian805415

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,773$39,364$30,667
Less Than High School$$26,250$
High School Grad$31,221$35,519$28,393
Some College$34,485$41,611$30,721
Bachelors Degree$42,750$41,875$43,417
Graduate Degree$52,583$51,250$55,096

$33,773

Average Earnings

$39,364

Average Male

$30,667

Average Female

Palmyra Language

Palmyra Language by Age

Palmyra Language

93.78% of Palmyra residents speak only English, while 6.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Palmyra Poverty

Palmyra Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,69779611.89%
Hispanic48017135.63%
Other26717164.04%
Black1211512.40%
Asian8067.50%

13.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.40%

Male Poverty Rate

16.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palmyra

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is Other, with 64.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palmyra is Asian, with 7.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.57%
High School13.09%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed4.87%
Male Unemployed4.84%

Palmyra Income

Palmyra Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,437$58,674
Families$63,821$72,055
Married Families$79,185-
Non Families$34,957$40,694

Palmyra Marital Status

Palmyra Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

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 35-44.

Palmyra Marital Status by Race

Palmyra Veterans

488

Number of Veterans

469

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam181
Second Gulf War71
First Gulf War64
Korea50
World War II23

$Palmyra Veterans by Education

1.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palmyra Employment Status

72.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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

80.82%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.23% of Palmyra residents were born in the United States, with 80.82% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,618210.28%
20197,597210.28%
20187,576670.89%
20177,509210.28%
20167,48890.12%
20157,479290.39%
20147,45070.09%
20137,443150.20%
20127,428610.83%
20117,367470.64%
20107,3202240.31%
20007,0961860.27%
19906,910-318-0.45%
19807,228-387-0.52%
19707,6156160.85%
19606,9991,0891.71%
19505,9106711.21%
19405,2398621.81%
19304,3777311.84%
19203,6460.00%