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Palmyra township, IL map Land area: 34.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 2,610 (24% urban, 76% rural)
Males: 1,298  (49.7%)
Females: 1,312  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,610 (2,254 owner occupied, 356 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Palmyra township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.6%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 41.0
Median age of females: 40.5

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Average household size: 2.59

Palmyra township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,761 ($47,277 in 1999)
This township:

$54,761
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $574 (lower quartile is $393, upper quartile is $709)
Here:

$574
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $135,923 (it was $98,900 in 2000)
Palmyra township:

$135,923
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,226 - $219,081

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $255,626
Here:

$255,626
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,977,039
Here:

$1,977,039
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $69,235
Here:

$69,235
State:

$35,670
Population density: 75 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Midway Drive-In (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmyra township include: Sugar Grove Church (A), Community Church (B), Northside Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sugar Grove Cemetery (1), Prairieville Cemetery (2), Rock Ridge Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Reid Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 68 (25% naturalized citizens)

Palmyra township:  2.6%
State:  12.3%

59% of Palmyra township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 3089
  • Northeast: 77
  • Midwest: 188
  • South: 283
  • West: 63

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,000

Palmyra township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,015
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 67
  • 3 or 4: 42
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • Mobile homes: 367

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,100


Housing units in Palmyra township with a mortgage: 553 (53 second mortgage, 107 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 221

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 27
  • 1995 to 1998: 260
  • 1990 to 1994: 169
  • 1980 to 1989: 242
  • 1970 to 1979: 255
  • 1960 to 1969: 231
  • 1950 to 1959: 144
  • 1940 to 1949: 73
  • 1939 or earlier: 154

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 113
  • 5 rooms: 310
  • 6 rooms: 205
  • 7 rooms: 233
  • 8 rooms: 96
  • 9 or more rooms: 157

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

  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 93
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 654
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 44

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palmyra township:

  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 82
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 225
  • 2 vehicles: 610
  • 3 vehicles: 198
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5 or more vehicles: 28

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 154
  • 2 vehicles: 83
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 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 (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Art and design workers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palmyra township:

  • German (44.8%)
  • United States or American (14.9%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • Irish (4.2%)
  • Polish (2.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (44%)
  • United Kingdom (31%)
  • Austria (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Jordan (6%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,777 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 87 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 54 (3%)
  • Taxi: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 16 (1%)
  • Other means: 23 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

97.4% of residents of Palmyra township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,768
  • In family households: 3,281 (870 male householders, 206 female householders)
    916 spouses, 1,101 children (991 natural, 16 adopted, 94 stepchildren), 85 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 35 other relatives, 36 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 487 (211 male householders (149 living alone)), 176 female householders (166 living alone)), 100 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 442 2-persons, 315 3-persons, 189 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 42 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 315 1-person, 57 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons,

488 married couples with children.
140 single-parent households (25 men, 115 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 76
Here:

18.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

12.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

7.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

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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