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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Palmyra is a town in Illinois with a population of 651. Palmyra is in Macoupin County. Living in Palmyra offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Palmyra and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$510
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Palmyra

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,039
National
$55,322
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Palmyra Reviews

2 reviews
I grew up in this small town. It's a nice small town, with decent businesses. Not much to go there for, other then it is a home in a small area. the school isn't the best and the people are nosy but helpful most of the time. It's cheap living but few jobs. Good retirement area. Hour from Springfield and hour and half to two hours from St Louis.
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It is a tight-knit community that comes together in hardships. There are some not so good people in town but the local law enforcement works their hardest to make it a safe community.