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People

Total Population 7,432
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,917
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,827
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $148,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmyra Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Lebanon
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17078
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.308
Longitude -76.593

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 LEBANON 2 W
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station LANDISVILLE 2 NW
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station NEWPORT RIVER
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Coffeetown (17078)

Upper Lawn (17078)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cleona 2,125 $67,434
Hershey 14,469 $89,063
Hummelstown 4,555 $66,268
Jonestown 1,702 $69,000
Lebanon 25,555 $41,761

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmyra Public Libraries

Library
Palmyra Public Library
325 SOUTH RAILROAD STREET
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
(717) 838-1347
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Palmyra High Schools

PALMYRA AREA SHS
717-838-1331
Serves 916 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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