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Palmyra, Maine
Nickname(s): 
palmal
Palmyra, Maine is located in Maine
Palmyra, Maine
Palmyra, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Incorporated 1807 (1807)
Area
 • Total 41.44 sq mi (107.33 km2)
 • Land 40.16 sq mi (104.01 km2)
 • Water 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
Elevation
262 ft (80 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,924
 • Density 48/sq mi (18.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04965
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-56520
GNIS feature ID 0582660

Palmyra is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,924 at the 2020 census.

History

Palmyra was incorporated in 1807.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.44 square miles (107.33 km2), of which, 40.16 square miles (104.01 km2) of it is land and 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 188
1820 366 94.7%
1830 902 146.4%
1840 1,500 66.3%
1850 1,625 8.3%
1860 1,597 −1.7%
1870 1,322 −17.2%
1880 1,271 −3.9%
1890 1,004 −21.0%
1900 915 −8.9%
1910 960 4.9%
1920 824 −14.2%
1930 887 7.6%
1940 934 5.3%
1950 965 3.3%
1960 1,009 4.6%
1970 1,104 9.4%
1980 1,485 34.5%
1990 1,867 25.7%
2000 1,953 4.6%
2010 1,986 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,986 people, 809 households, and 552 families living in the town. The population density was 49.5 inhabitants per square mile (19.1/km2). There were 943 housing units at an average density of 23.5 per square mile (9.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 809 households, of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 43.9 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Notable people

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