Palmyra is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,314 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Palmyra is the 262nd largest community in New Jersey. Palmyra has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Palmyra is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Palmyra is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in office and administrative support (19.32%), sales jobs (10.76%), and teaching (8.05%).
Also of interest is that Palmyra has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Palmyra, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Palmyra is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Palmyra is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.25% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $34,201, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,804 for a family of four. However, Palmyra contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palmyra is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Palmyra home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palmyra residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palmyra include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Palmyra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.