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Overview

Introduction to Palmyra, New Jersey

Palmyra, New Jersey is 5 miles N of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located in Burlington County, the population of the town is 7,091.

Palmyra History

The community of Palmyra was settled by the Swedes in the late seventeenth century and marked New Sweden's northernmost border. The third generation settlers built a farmhouse in 1761, which is the oldest house in Palmyra. With the construction of the Camden and Amboy Railroad in 1834, the area began to develop as the railroad workers built their houses there. The town was named by a stockholder of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, Isaiah Toy. He convinced the officials to name the community "Palmyra" after the ancient city in central Syria. Palmyra was officially incorporated as a borough in 1923.

Palmyra and Nearby Attractions

  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Esther M. Klein Art Gallery
  • Tyler State Park

Things To Do In Palmyra

There are nummerous historic sites nearby including the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, the Walt Whitman House, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site and Kuser Farm Mansion, all of which have antiquities on display. Parks like Independence National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, Tyler State Park and Evansburg State Park offer provisions for recreational activities. The New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, the Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium have a number of species of flora and fauna on public display.

Palmyra Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is located nearby.

Palmyra Higher Education

Nearby universities include Temple University, Philadelphia University and La Salle University.

People

Total Population 7,372
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,913
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $43,794
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,623

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,093
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $1,157
Median House Value $176,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.8%
Irish 27.3%

Palmyra Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08065
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.006
Longitude -75.028

Palmyra Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station NORRISTOWN
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Maple Shade 19,075 $75,629
Pennsauken 35,757 $71,122
Riverside 8,051 $62,025
Riverton 2,766 $107,778
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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Historic Palmyra

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Spring Garden School in Palmyra 1925

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Spring Garden School in Palmyra 1925

Palmyra Police Headquarters

J. Morgan House

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