Palmyra, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmyra, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Palmyra had a population of 7,299 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Palmyra, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,299
Population in Households 7,299
Population in Familes 5,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,915
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $70,690
Average Household Income $81,907
Per Capita Income $34,653


Total Housing Units 3,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,180 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 908 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $195,159
Average Home Value $221,170


Total Households 3,088
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,888
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 -0.16% -0.02%
Households -0.26% -0.1%
Families -0.32% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2018 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 # 202 63rd
Population Density # 162 70th
Diversity Index # 236 57th
Median Household Income # 346 37th
Per Capita Income # 361 34th

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