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Palmyra is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Palmyra. For links to other places called Palmyra, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palmyra is 41.858N. The longitude is -89.579W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 764 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,610.
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38% of Palmyra residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $26,311, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,182.
Lee 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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