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Palmyra is a borough in Lebanon County, in the Lebanon metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after John Palm, German immigrant who settled here; another says it was named for the ancient Syrian city
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Palmyra. For links to other places called Palmyra, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palmyra is 40.308N. The longitude is -76.593W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,977.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmyra demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lebanon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17078 ZIP code.
42% of Palmyra residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $20,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Palmyra residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palmyra, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $906.
Libraries in Palmyra include Palmyra Public Library ... View libraries
Lebanon 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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