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Palmyra, Illinois - Basic Facts

Palmyra is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Palmyra.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Macoupin County at latitude 39.4348 and longitude -89.9959. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmyra (see map) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 663
Population in Households 663
Population in Familes 493
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 664
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $48,515
Average Home Value $54,847


Median Household Income $37,389
Average Household Income $44,222
Per Capita Income $18,737
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.2% -0.95%
Households -1.13% -0.93%
Families -1.23% -1.1%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 837 39th
Population Density1 # 979 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1095 21st
Median Household Income # 1237 10th
Per Capita Income # 1240 9th

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