Palmyra, Illinois

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Palmyra, Illinois

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High Points

Palmyra strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Palmyra Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6% Palmyra Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Palmyra, Illinois

Comparing Palmyra to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Palmyra Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles SW of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62674
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.434
Longitude -89.995

Palmyra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station VIRDEN
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Palmyra Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 733 100%
Male 350 47.7%
Female 383 52.3%
Under 18 147 20.1%
18+ 586 79.9%
65+ 170 23.2%
Median Age 43.6
Average Family Size 2.63
White 724 98.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Palmyra Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 730
Growth -3
Growth % -0.4%

Palmyra Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.2%
English 21.9%
US/American 14.8%
Irish 11.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
Dutch 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Italian 2.4%
Danish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.4%
Scottish 0.9%
British 0.9%
Romanian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palmyra, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barr (62674)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palmyra 733 $36,250
Carlinville 5,685 $39,693
Hettick 182 $35,313
Modesto 252 $37,917
Nilwood 284 $34,750
Scottville 140 $30,833
Waverly 1,346 $45,938
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Palmyra High Schools (2004)

30889 ROUTE 111
Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

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