Palmyra is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,413 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Palmyra is the 406th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Palmyra was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palmyra is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmyra is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in office and administrative support (14.18%), sales jobs (11.93%), and management occupations (6.94%).
The citizens of Palmyra are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.40% of adults in Palmyra have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $22,754, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,016 for a family of four. However, Palmyra contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Dutch, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Palmyra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.