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Palmyra, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Burlington County at latitude 40.0026 and longitude -75.0353. Burlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Palmyra, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palmyra, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Palmyra indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Palmyra, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,335
Population in Households 7,335
Population in Familes 5,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,935
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,145
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,258 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 887 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $149,933
Average Home Value $166,829


Median Household Income $64,237
Average Household Income $74,738
Per Capita Income $32,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% -0.02%
Households -0.08% 0.03%
Families -0.22% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 197 64th
Population Density1 # 157 71st
Diversity Index2 # 232 57th
Median Household Income # 340 38th
Per Capita Income # 335 39th

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