Palmyra, NY
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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. Palmyra has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

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 (14.46%), sales jobs (10.68%), and food service (9.27%).

The education level of Palmyra citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.01% of adults 25 and older in Palmyra have a college degree.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $21,457, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,828 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, Italian, English, and Dutch.

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

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