Palmyra, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmyra, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra had a population of 7,413 as of July 1, 2017.

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 (GNIS ID: 885339) 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 7,413
Daytime Population: Workers 1,819
Daytime Population: Residents 3,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 7,413
Population in Familes 5,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,977
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $66,250
Average Household Income $79,403
Per Capita Income $33,420


Total Housing Units 3,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,225 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 895 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $189,782
Average Home Value $216,090


Total Households 3,120
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,911
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 0.03% 0.32%
Households -0.16% 0.22%
Families -0.19% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 200 63rd
Population Density # 157 71st
Diversity Index # 236 57th
Median Household Income # 354 35th
Per Capita Income # 354 35th

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