For population 25 years and over in Palestine:
For population 15 years and over in Palestine village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $671 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dayton, OH (35.2 miles , pop. 166,179).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (64.5 miles , pop. 331,285).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (197.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Hollansburg, OH (2.1 miles ), Wayne Lakes, OH (2.2 miles ), New Madison, OH (2.4 miles ), Greenville, OH (2.7 miles ), Whitewater, IN (2.9 miles) , Castine, OH (3.2 miles) , Lynn, IN (3.2 miles ), Eldorado, OH (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 40.05 N, Longitude: 84.74 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 937
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-7.6%).
Average climate in Palestine, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Palestine-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/25/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Palestine village center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 24.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Palestine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from Palestine center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Darke County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Martha Hill - Dance instructor, R. J. Thomas - Labor leader.
Hospitals/medical centers near Palestine:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 17.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Palestine and their reported violations in the past:PALESTINE CHURCH OF CHRIST PWS (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:RED AND RUTHS TAVERN PWS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.3%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Palestine compared to Ohio state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Palestine (based on Darke County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.27%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Palestine government finances in 2002(per resident):
3.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,172 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:
5.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,671 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Palestine:
Strongest FM radio stations in Palestine:
TV broadcast stations around Palestine:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: