Palmyra, VA
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Palmyra is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 106 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Palmyra is the 362nd largest community in Virginia. Palmyra has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Palmyra is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palmyra is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in art, media, and design (55.00%), management occupations (45.00%), and office and administrative support (0.00%).

Of important note, Palmyra is also a town of artists. Palmyra has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Palmyra’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 55.00% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Palmyra is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palmyra a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palmyra has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palmyra’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Palmyra, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

Palmyra is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Palmyra isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Palmyra does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Palmyra is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.47% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $16,748, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,992 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Palmyra include European, German, Italian, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

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


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