Palmyra, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmyra, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmyra had a population of 3,485 as of July 1, 2017. Palmyra ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 43.0609 and longitude -77.2297 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Village of Palmyra (GNIS ID: 2391050) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Palmyra is located within Town of Palmyra, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmyra population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmyra: Ganagweh, Ganargwa.

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Palmyra, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,485
Daytime Population: Workers 897
Daytime Population: Residents 1,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,744
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 3,461
Population in Familes 2,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 2,587
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,112
Average Household Income $56,423
Per Capita Income $24,354


Total Housing Units 1,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 731 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $97,185
Average Home Value $103,493


Total Households 1,480
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 841
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.28%
Households -0.26% -0.34%
Families -0.65% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Palmyra, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 450 62nd
Population Density # 331 72nd
Diversity Index # 956 20th
Median Household Income # 913 24th
Per Capita Income # 936 22nd

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