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Palmyra township, IN map Land area: 37.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,593 (13% urban, 87% rural)
Males: 815  (51.2%)
Females: 778  (48.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,593 (1,439 owner occupied, 154 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

29%


Races in Palmyra township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.73

Palmyra township:

2.7 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,802 ($55,640 in 1999)
This township:

$60,802
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $353 (lower quartile is $312, upper quartile is $894)
Here:

$353
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,579 (it was $90,700 in 2000)
Palmyra township:

$120,579
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,701 - $210,587

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $193,089
Here:

$193,089
State:

$155,412

Townhouses or other attached units: $479,544
Here:

$479,544
State:

$141,472

Mobile homes: $57,458
Here:

$57,458
State:

$33,761
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.4%
Whole state:

9.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.9%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Palmyra Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmyra township include: Indiana Church (A), Royal Oak Church (B), Upper Indiana Church (C), Welton Chapel (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fritchton Cemetery (1), Root Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

62% of Palmyra township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Indiana.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1490
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 171
  • South: 51
  • West: 31
Palmyra township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 597
  • One, attached: 10
  • Mobile homes: 74

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,400


Housing units in Palmyra township with a mortgage: 331 (30 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 21
  • 1995 to 1998: 85
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1980 to 1989: 68
  • 1970 to 1979: 145
  • 1960 to 1969: 59
  • 1950 to 1959: 88
  • 1940 to 1949: 33
  • 1939 or earlier: 142

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palmyra township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 145
  • 6 rooms: 150
  • 7 rooms: 106
  • 8 rooms: 79
  • 9 or more rooms: 67

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palmyra township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palmyra township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 130
  • 3 bedrooms: 354
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palmyra township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Palmyra township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 80
  • 2 vehicles: 336
  • 3 vehicles: 118
  • 4 vehicles: 65
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in Palmyra township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palmyra township:

  • German (30.9%)
  • United States or American (22.2%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • European (10.4%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.3%)
  • Dutch (3.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 902 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 55 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (1%)
  • Walked: 17 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

98.8% of residents of Palmyra township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,764
  • In family households: 1,638 (479 male householders, 63 female householders)
    476 spouses, 578 children (460 natural, 21 adopted, 97 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 126 (51 male householders (48 living alone)), 68 female householders (68 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 236 2-persons, 128 3-persons, 134 4-persons, 44 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 116 1-person, 3 3-persons,

374 married couples with children.
38 single-parent households (8 men, 30 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

18.9%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Palmyra township:

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