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Palmyra NJ – Statistical Data
Palmyra was settled in the late 17th century by Swedes. It was originally incorporated as a township in 1894. In 1923, it was reincorporated as a borough. The U.S. Census Bureau records its total area at slightly less than 2.5 square miles, almost a fifth of which is water. As of 2009, the population stood at 7,336 up from 7,901 according to the 2000 Census. At this time, there were about 3,000 households with a median income of $51,150. Nine years later, this had increased to an estimated $61,467. The per capita income also rose during that period, from $23,454 to $30,944.
In 2000, the information from the Census shows that the roughly 2,000 families had a median income of $57,192. Males had a median income approximately 37% higher than females ($42,910 versus $31,445). The median hose or condo value in 2000 of $110,300 more than doubled to $199,099 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was near the 100 average (104.0).
The most common ancestries reported are Irish (27.5%), German (25.9%), Italian, (13.3%), English (13.1%), Polish (7.5%) and French (3.3%). The racial composition in 2000 was 80.99% White, 14.34% African American, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.40% Asian.For the population 25 years and over, the educational level achieved can be summarized thus: Did not complete High School, 11.67%; High school or higher, 85.1%, Bachelor’s degree or higher, 21.8% and Graduate or professional degree, 6.1%.
Out of the 3,000 households registered in the 2000 Census, 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Households made up of married couples living together were 45.1%. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 38.3% and 32.0% each. In 2000, 22.3% of the population was under the age of 18. More than a third (33.5%) was between 25 and 44 years of age. Almost a fourth (23.7%) was in the 45 to 64 years of age group. This results in a median age of 28 years. For every 100 adult females, there were 87.8 males.
Palmyra’s Police Department comprises 15 police officers and 1 civilian employee. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 208 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 28.3 and a violent rate of 2.3. There were no murders. The reports for 2009 included 2 rapes, 4 robberies, 11 assaults, 32 burglaries, 5 bias crimes, 26 incidents of domestic violence, and 18 cases of police force. Independent data for 2010, which do not include bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 2 rapes, 4 robberies, 12 assaults, 27 burglaries, 119 thefts, 9 auto thefts, and 1 case of arson.
The most common industries in which males engaged during the period 2005-2009 were retail trade (16%), construction (12%) and manufacturing (10%). A similar percentage of females was employed in retail trade (15%), health care and social assistance (13%) and transportation and warehousing (9%).