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Palmyra is a town in Harrison County, in the Louisville metro area.
The community was named for the ancient city of Syria
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Palmyra. For links to other places called Palmyra, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palmyra is 38.407N. The longitude is -86.11W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 691.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palmyra demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47164 ZIP code.
32% 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 $15,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.
Harrison 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 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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