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Palmyra is a village in Wayne County, in the Rochester metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Palmyra. For links to other places called Palmyra, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palmyra is 43.063N. The longitude is -77.233W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 486 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,440.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Palmyra demographic reports
Many early settlers were Quakers. The community grew and declined with canal traffic.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Samuel Hopkins Adams' novel, "Canal Town"
Well-known residents have included:
· Joseph Smith, Mormon leader
Local festivals include:
- Canal Town Days - Sept. 15-16, 2007
- Hill Cumorah Pageant - July 13-14; 17-21, 2007
- Wayne County Fair - Aug. 13-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Palmyra web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Park, Swift's Landing Park
Palmyra attractions: Hill Cumorah Pageant in July
Historic routes: Erie Canal
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Historic sites and museums: Alling Coverlet Museum, Palmyra Historical Museum, William Phelps General Store
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Palmyra is a very Hospittible Place but not nessarily to Strangers.
-- Canal Town
Samuel Hopkins Adams
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Ancestry & family history
25% of Palmyra residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palmyra ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palmyra was $19,087, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Palmyra residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Palmyra festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Canal Town Days - S
- Wayne County Fair - A
- Hill Cumorah Pageant - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Palmyra include East Main Street Commercial Historic District, Market Street Historic District (Palmyra) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Palmyra, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.
Libraries in Palmyra include Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmyra political report.
The average commute time for Palmyra workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Palmyra is a very Hospittible Place but not nessarily to Strangers. ”
~ Canal Town
Samuel Hopkins Adams
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