Borough Statistics
 

Palmyra Borough Statistics

Information Provided by the Burlington County Data book 2002


Area: 2.39 square miles


School District(s): Palmyra Public Schools (K-12)


Population

1960 7,036

1970 6,969

1980 7,085

1990 7,056

2000 7,091

Change 1990-2000 (%) 0.5



Population Density 2000: 2,966.9 persons/sq. mile



Land Use 1990 (in acres)

Residential 436 (28.5%)

Commercial 133 (8.7%)

Community services 8 (0.6%)

Manufacturing 0 (0.0%)

Transportation and utilities 182 (11.9%)

Recreation 29 (1.9%)

Military 0 (0.0%)

Wooded 343 (22.4%)

Mining 0 (0.0%)

Agriculture and vacant 63 (4.1%)

Water 337 (22.0%)



Race and Hispanic Origin Characteristics 2000

White 5,743 (81.0%)

Black or African American 1,017 (14.3%)

Asian 99 (1.4%)

All others 232 (3.3%)

Hispanic origin (any race) 229 (3.2%)



Sex Data 2000

Male 3,421 (48.2%)

Female 3,670 (51.8%)



Age Data 2000

Median age 38.0

Under 18 years 1,583 (22.3%)

Age 18 to 64 4,548 (64.1%)

65 years and over 960 (13.5%)



Income and Poverty Status 1999

Median household income $51,150

Median family income $57,192

Per capita income $23,454

Persons below poverty level 295 (4.2%)



Educational Attainment 2000 (persons 25 yrs. and over)

Less than 9 th grade 160 (3.2%)

9 th to 12 th grade, no diploma 597 (11.8%)

High school graduate 1,702 (33.6%)

Some college, no degree 1,173 (23.1%)

Associate degree 331 (6.5%)

Bachelorôs degree 797 (15.7%)

Graduate/professional degree 308 (6.1%)



Household Data 2000

Total households 3,004 (100.0%)

Family households 1,852 (61.7%)

Nonfamily households 1,152 (38.3%)

Average household size 2.36

Average family size 3.02



Housing Occupancy 2000

Total units 3,219 (100.0%)

Occupied units 3,004 (93.3%)

Vacant units 215 (6.7%)



Housing Tenure 2000

Total occupied units 3,004 (100.0%)

Owner-occupied units 2,104 (70.0%)

Renter-occupied units 900 (30.0%)



Housing Value 2000

Median value, owner-occupied $110,500

Median monthly contract rent $818



New Housing Construction 1990-2001 (residential building permits authorized)

1990 31 units 1996 1 unit

1991 6 units 1997 55 units

1992 5 units 1998 59 units

1993 0 units 1999 71 units

1994 2 units 2000 123 units

1995 1 unit 2001 88 units



Employment Status 2000 (population age 16 years and over)

Population 16 years and over 5,661 (100.0%)

In labor force 4,075 (72.0%)

Civilian labor force 4,053 (71.6%)

Employed 3,863 (68.2%)

Unemployed 190 (3.4%)

% of civilian labor force 4.7

Armed Forces 22 (0.4%)

Not in labor force 1,586 (28.0%)



Occupations 2000 (employed civilian workers age16 years and over)

Management, professional 1,258 (32.6%)

Service 485 (12.6%)

Sales and office 1,248 (32.3%)

Farming, fishing, forestry 5 (0.1%)

Construction, extraction, and

maintenance 394 (10.2%)

Production, transportation, and material moving 473 (12.2%)