Palmyra, New York

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Palmyra, New York

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 13% Palmyra Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Palmyra Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Palmyra, New York

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

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

The People

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 4
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 4 6
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Palmyra Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Wayne
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14522
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.063
Longitude -77.233

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 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
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Palmyra Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,490 100%
Male 1,702 48.8%
Female 1,788 51.2%
Under 18 853 24.4%
18+ 2,637 75.6%
65+ 532 15.2%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.01
White 3,394 97.2%
African-American 17 0.5%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.5%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 43 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.6%

Estimated Palmyra Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,429
Growth -61
Growth % -1.7%

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 23.2%
Irish 18.4%
Italian 11.9%
English 11.2%
Dutch 8.3%
US/American 6.1%
Polish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 2.2%
British 1.5%
French Canadian 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palmyra 3,490 $49,450
Clifton Springs 2,223 $49,485
Macedon 1,496 $55,288
Manchester 1,475 $44,625
Newark 9,682 $40,863
Shortsville 1,320 $51,023
Victor 2,433 $62,798

Palmyra Public Libraries

Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Lib.
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Palmyra High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 714 students.

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