Palmyra Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°29′00″N 75°10′59″W / 41.48333°N 75.18306°W / 41.48333; -75.18306
Palmyra Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 942 ft (287.1 m)
Coordinates 41°29′00″N 75°10′59″W / 41.48333°N 75.18306°W / 41.48333; -75.18306
Area 16.2 sq mi (42 km2)
 - land 15.9 sq mi (41 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 1.85%
Population 1,339 (2010)
Density 84.2 / sq mi (32.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18428
Area code 570
Location of Palmyra Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Palmyra Township is a township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,339 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.2 square miles (41.9 km²), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,339 people, 551 households, and 381 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.2 people per square mile (32.5/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 43.3/sq mi (16.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.5% White, 1.6% African American, 0.1% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 551 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 58.3% from 18 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.5 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $40,781. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $25,284 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,359. About 6.1% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.