Palmyra, NJ
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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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in office and administrative support (18.91%), sales jobs (12.41%), and management occupations (7.37%).

Even though Palmyra is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Palmyra is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.78% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $32,876, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,504 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Palmyra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.