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Palmyra, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Palmyra had a population of 1,797 as of July 1, 2017. Palmyra ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmyra is located at latitude 42.8776 and longitude -88.5895 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Palmyra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Village of Palmyra (GNIS ID: 1583890) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palmyra population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Palmyra, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,797
Daytime Population: Workers 1,074
Daytime Population: Residents 836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,797
Population in Familes 1,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,306
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $59,252
Average Household Income $70,975
Per Capita Income $28,746


Total Housing Units 781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 524 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $182,778
Average Home Value $234,465


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.18%
Households 0.17% 0.28%
Families 0.4% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Palmyra, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 283 64th
Population Density # 154 80th
Diversity Index # 143 82nd
Median Household Income # 253 67th
Per Capita Income # 290 63rd

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