For population 25 years and over in Palestine:
For population 15 years and over in Palestine village:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $886 (1.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (34.5 miles , pop. 59,614).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (95.4 miles , pop. 781,870).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (196.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Merom, IN (2.1 miles ), Robinson, IL (2.6 miles ), Flat Rock, IL (2.8 miles ), Hutsonville, IL (2.8 miles ), Carlisle, IN (3.4 miles ), Birds, IL (3.4 miles) , Stoy, IL (3.5 miles) , West York, IL (3.5 miles) .
Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 87.61 W
Area code: 618
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Crime rate in Palestine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -277 (-16.9%).
Work and jobs in Palestine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Palestine, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Palestine-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Palestine village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 1/7/1989, a category F4 tornado 28.2 miles away from the village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Palestine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from Palestine center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from Palestine center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 37.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Fred Dubois - Politician.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.0%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)
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Banks with branches in Palestine (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Palestine village (based on Crawford County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
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Palestine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,139 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,968 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Palestine fatal accident list:
May 8, 2003 10:45 AM, Sr-33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 1985 01:39 PM, 33, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 80
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,007
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Palestine)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palestine)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.