Palmyra, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Palmyra, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra had a population of 7,332 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 40.0026 and longitude -75.0353 in Burlington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Burlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Palmyra has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2015.

Borough of Palmyra, NJ Boundary Map

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Palmyra, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,332
Population in Households 7,332
Population in Familes 5,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,933
Diversity Index2 46
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,125
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,919
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,259 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 866 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $184,489
Average Home Value $190,925
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,762
Average Household Income $78,536
Per Capita Income $33,473
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.12%
Households -0.19% 0.06%
Families -0.19% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Palmyra, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 199 64th
Population Density1 # 158 71st
Diversity Index2 # 235 57th
Median Household Income # 328 40th
Per Capita Income # 325 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.