Palmyra, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 7,096. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,957 (-2.0% change)
Males: 3,327 (46.9%), Females: 3,769 (53.1%)

Lebanon County

Zip code: 17078

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $39,677 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,400 (year 2000)

Races in Palmyra:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (41.9%), Irish (8.9%), United States (8.0%), Italian (6.6%), English (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palmyra

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmyra borough

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

2.6% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +125 (+1.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Palmyra:

  • MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER,THE (about 5 miles; HERSHEY, PA)
  • PHILHAVEN HOSP (about 10 miles; MT GRETNA, PA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; LEBANON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palmyra:

  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 14 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 26 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 45 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palmyra:

  • REIGLE FIELD (about 3 miles; PALMYRA, PA; ID: 58N)
  • MILLARD (about 5 miles; ANNVILLE, PA; ID: N76)
  • FARMERS PRIDE (about 15 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, PA; ID: 9N7)
Amtrak stations near Palmyra:

  • 12 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmyra:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 13 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 21 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,653)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 21 miles; YORK, PA; FT enrollment: 4,541)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 27 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 6,384)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 30 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CARLISLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,098)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 44 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)

Schools

Public high school in Palmyra:

  • PALMYRA AREA SHS (Students: 916; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palmyra:

  • PALMYRA AREA MS (Students: 708; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHSIDE EL SCH (Students: 486; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FORGE ROAD EL SCH (Students: 467; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PINE STREET EL SCH (Students: 334; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Palmyra:

  • PALMYRA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $257,034; Location: 325 SOUTH RAILROAD STREET; 41,086 books; 1,308 audio materials; 1,661 video materials; 104 serial subscriptions)