Palmyra is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,305 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Palmyra is the 406th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Palmyra was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages, Palmyra isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palmyra are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmyra is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmyra who work in sales jobs (11.44%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and healthcare (8.21%).
In terms of college education, Palmyra is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.17% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palmyra in 2018 was $48,498, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $193,992 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Palmyra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.