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Palmyra, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Palmyra Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fluvanna County at latitude 37.8664 and longitude -78.2576. Fluvanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The formal official name is the Palmyra Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palmyra, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Palmyra indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Palmyra Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Palmyra, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 111
Population in Households 111
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $212,500


Median Household Income $68,132
Average Household Income $86,432
Per Capita Income $32,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.54% 0.89%
Households 1.44% 1.15%
Families 8.11% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palmyra, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmyra to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 583 2nd
Population Density1 # 556 6th
Diversity Index2 # 302 49th
Median Household Income # 157 74th
Per Capita Income # 155 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.