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Palmyra, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Palmyra had a population of 3,724 as of July 1, 2016. Palmyra ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 39.7986 and longitude -91.5272 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Palmyra (GNIS ID: 2396131) 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 City of Palmyra is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palmyra: Athens of Missouri, Battle of Athens State Park, City of Flowers, Springfield.

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Palmyra, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,724
Population in Households 3,613
Population in Familes 2,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 1,274
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,469
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 990
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 980 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $98,795
Average Home Value $104,821


Median Household Income $41,163
Average Household Income $50,409
Per Capita Income $20,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.46%
Households 0.49% 0.41%
Families 0.44% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 181 83rd
Population Density1 # 232 78th
Diversity Index2 # 507 51st
Median Household Income # 496 52nd
Per Capita Income # 567 45th

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