Palmyra, PA
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Palmyra is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,451 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Palmyra is the 181st largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs 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 borough 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 (19.22%), sales jobs (10.90%), and management occupations (6.27%).

The overall education level of Palmyra is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.08% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $29,245, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,980 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palmyra include Irish, Italian, English, and Pennsylvania German.

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