Palmyra, Missouri facts for kids
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|City of Palmyra|
Marion County Courthouse
Location of Palmyra, Missouri
|• Total||2.92 sq mi (7.57 km2)|
|• Land||2.92 sq mi (7.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,231.69/sq mi (475.48/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0736334|
|Website||Palmyra, Missouri website|
The Culbertson-Head Farmstead, Dryden-Louthan House, Gardner House, Marion County Jail and Jailor's House, Peter J. Sowers House, Speigle House, Walker-Woodward-Schaffer House, and Ephraim J. Wilson Farm Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Palmyra is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.76 square miles (7.15 km2), all of it land.(39.797396, -91.524857). According to the
On US 61-24, a divided highway, Palmyra is six miles from I-72 (US 36). St. Louis is about two hours away by car; Springfield, Illinois a little less. Daily Amtrak trains link nearby Quincy to downtown Chicago. Commuter air service connects Quincy to St. Louis.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,595 people, 1,425 households, and 963 families living in the city. The population density was 1,302.5 inhabitants per square mile (502.9/km2). There were 1,557 housing units at an average density of 564.1 per square mile (217.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 2.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 1,425 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
Palmyra's school district serves a 200-square-mile area with 6,700 people; there are 1,150 students and 170 teachers and staff. There are strong early childhood programs, a private parochial school and several day-care facilities. Nearby Hannibal, Canton, Moberly, and Quincy are home to Hannibal-LaGrange College, Culver-Stockton College, Moberly Area Community College, Quincy University, and John Wood Community College.
Palmyra has a lending library, the Palmyra Bicentennial Public Library.
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