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Palmyra, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmyra had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2016. Palmyra ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 39.4345 and longitude -89.9959 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Village of Palmyra (GNIS ID: 2399614) 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 Village of Palmyra is located within Township of North Palmyra, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin 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.

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


Total Population 688
Population in Households 688
Population in Familes 512
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 689
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $60,667
Average Home Value $72,875


Median Household Income $25,618
Average Household Income $40,285
Per Capita Income $17,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.5%
Households -0.32% -0.48%
Families -0.37% -0.71%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   -0.1%
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 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 822 40th
Population Density1 # 958 30th
Diversity Index2 # 1081 21st
Median Household Income # 1356 1st
Per Capita Income # 1328 3rd

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