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 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 teaching (32.43%), architecture and engineering (32.43%), and art, media, and design (18.92%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palmyra, the average commute to work is 37.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Palmyra is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Palmyra rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.04% of adults 25 and older in Palmyra have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Palmyra in 2010 was $19,873, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,492 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 German, Italian, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

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

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