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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Palmyra is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 7,488. Palmyra is in Lebanon County. Living in Palmyra offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Palmyra and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Palmyra are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    886.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Palmyra

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,173
National
$55,322
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Palmyra Reviews

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Palmyra is a...small...town. There aren't too many other words to describe it, really. It's not cozy, well-kept, nicely situated, and the community isn't great. Not terrible--but not great. There are a relatively large amount of job offerings for minors and some business-minded individuals, but the average pay per employee is not high and neither are the working environments great. Especially for the minors, who are frequently laid-off without any warnings or real warrant for their removal. The insurance coverage for the area is also poor for a large variety of reasons. The roads are very cracked and not at all well-maintained, and many of them have been destroyed by the sinkholes that always seem to show up in the most inconvenient places. Overall, Palmyra is probably not the town you want to live in if you're considering moving into the area.
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In my experience, Palmyra is a below average place to live. Palmyra has brutally cold winters and the local inhabitants of the town are rude. Palmyra lacks many amenities like restaurants and shops so most of the locals have to drive to nearby Hershey. Palmyra luckily is within less than three hours from many major metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, so if the small town gets boring you can catch a Broadway show or drive down to Inner Harbor all within a few hours.
I like that Palmyra is small town and has a low crime rate. It is close to where I grew up which is a positive perk since much of my family still lives locally. I like that I am not in a city but also not in the middle of a super rural community either. The schools are good in the area and it is a somewhat diverse town. Palmyra has some small businesses such as family owned restaurants, coffee shops etc and has one of the better movie theaters in the area. People tend to be nice and there are towns surrounding Palmyra that are interesting to visit such as Hershey, PA.