- Palmyra, Missouri
official_name = Palmyra, Missouri
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Palmyra, Missouri
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Marion
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 5.8
area_land_km2 = 5.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.2
area_land_sq_mi = 2.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3467
population_density_km2 = 602.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1559.9
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 195
elevation_ft = 640
latd = 39 |latm = 47 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 91 |longm = 31 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
Palmyra is located at coor dms|39|47|51|N|91|31|29|W|city (39.797396, -91.524857).GR|1 According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,467 people, 1,372 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,559.9 people per square mile (603.0/km²). There were 1,522 housing units at an average density of 684.8/sq mi (264.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.22% White, 2.62% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.
There were 1,372 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,284, and the median income for a family was $42,946. Males had a median income of $30,829 versus $19,631 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city ds $15,625. About 5.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% of those 65 and older.
Harry Richard Landis, one of the last surviving World War Iveterans was born near Palmyra,
* [http://www.greatriverroad.com/hannibal/palmyra.htm Palmyra, Missouri website]
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