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.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in office and administrative support (20.99%), sales jobs (12.44%), and management occupations (7.02%).

The citizens of Palmyra are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.24% of adults in Palmyra having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $28,731, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,924 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.