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Palmyra is a town in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Atkinson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Palmyra. For links to other places called Palmyra, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palmyra is 42.883N. The longitude is -88.598W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,145.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmyra demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 53156 ZIP code.
39% of Palmyra residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $22,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% 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 $550. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,190.
Jefferson 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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