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Palmyra is a town 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 43.086N. The longitude is -77.193W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,672.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmyra demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14568 ZIP code.
22% 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 $19,506, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% 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 $432. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.
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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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