Palestine, Ohio

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Population in 2012: 199 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.1%
 
Males: 105  (53.0%)
Females: 94  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip code: 45352

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,443 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Palestine:

$40,443
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,300 (it was $17,983 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,026 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Palestine:

$58,026
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $66,945; Detached houses: $66,945

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 187 (93.5%)
  • Black alone - 10 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palestine: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.1%), English (16.3%), Irish (8.1%), United States (5.6%), Hungarian (3.1%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1105 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,350 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Palestine, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Palestine:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palestine village:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 65.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 6.1%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Palestine, Ohio as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Palestine to the number of sex offenders is 18 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $650 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $888 (1.3%)

Palestine satellite photo by USGS

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

Palestine household income distribution Palestine home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-7.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)

Average climate in Palestine, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palestine, Ohio average temperatures Palestine, Ohio average precipitation Palestine, Ohio humidity Palestine, Ohio wind speed Palestine, Ohio snowfall Palestine, Ohio sunshine Palestine, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Palestine-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 87% 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 near Ohio state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from Palestine center
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 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 188.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.6 miles away from Palestine center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 216.1 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 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, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palestine topographic map

Birthplace of: Martha Hill - Dance instructor, R. J. Thomas - Labor leader.

Hospitals and medical centers near Palestine:

  • DIALYSIS CENTERS OF DARKE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • WAYNE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • BRETHREN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • BRETHRENS HOMETHE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • GADE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • HOSPICE OF DARKE COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)
  • HEARTLAND OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENVILLE, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:

  • Indiana University-East (about 15 miles; Richmond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,867)
  • Edison State Community College (about 30 miles; Piqua, OH; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Sinclair Community College (about 36 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 13,779)
  • Ball State University (about 37 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • University of Dayton (about 38 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Miami University-Oxford (about 38 miles; Oxford, OH; FT enrollment: 17,670)
  • Wright State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 14,482)

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

Darke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.212
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.76
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.14

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:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RED AND RUTHS TAVERN PWS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-1998), St Boil Water Order (FEB-27-1998), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-1998), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-1997), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-1997), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-1997)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-14-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-1996)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Palestine compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Palestine travel time to work - commute Palestine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palestine village (based on Darke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.27%
Here: 42.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the Brethren
Adherents30.8%18.5%12.6%6.5%6.2%
Congregations5.9%24.7%9.4%9.4%8.2%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.8%2.6%2.6%2.4%14.0%
Congregations4.7%3.5%3.5%2.4%28.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Darke County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Darke County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Darke County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Darke County:

28.2%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$304
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$808
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,112

Palestine government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($40.20)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($140.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($40.20)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($20.10)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($5.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($40.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($100.50)

Palestine government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($10.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($30.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($30.15)
    General Support: $2,000 ($10.05)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $28,000 ($140.70)
    Property: $4,000 ($20.10)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($10.05)

3.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200528,172 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.89%
Ohio average:

5.31%

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:
from Miami County, OH  0.75% ($30,405 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, OH  0.56% ($33,213)
from Randolph County, IN  0.29% ($21,683)


5.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,671 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Ohio average:

5.79%

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:
to Miami County, OH  0.73% ($31,675 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, OH  0.69% ($34,697)
to Randolph County, IN  0.38% ($19,807)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palestine:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WONE (980 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WHON (930 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHIO (1290 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WING (1410 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palestine:

  • WDJO (106.5 FM; GREENVILLE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDPG (89.9 FM; GREENVILLE, OH; Owner: DAYTON PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTGR (97.5 FM; UNION CITY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZZY (98.3 FM; WINCHESTER, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJYW (88.9 FM; UNION CITY, IN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKO (99.1 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTZ (92.9 FM; EATON, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)
  • WDKF (94.5 FM; ENGLEWOOD, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVXR (89.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WDPT (95.7 FM; PIQUA, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W213AO (90.5 FM; NEW PARIS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Palestine:

  • WHIO-TV (Channel 7; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WHIO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDTN (Channel 2; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WDTN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKEF (Channel 22; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WKEF LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WRGT-TV (Channel 45; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WRGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPTD (Channel 16; DAYTON, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TV, INC.)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • W61DE (Channel 61; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB8RQM, Licensee ID: L00797449
    Grant Date: 01/14/2004, Expiration Date: 04/12/2014
    Registrant: Donald C Brewer, 207 W Cross St, Palestine, OH 45352
  • Call Sign: KC8PNT, Licensee ID: L00290881
    Grant Date: 10/13/2000, Expiration Date: 10/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2002, Certifier: David E Kibler
    Registrant: East Palestine Amateur Radio Club, 244 W Martin, E Palestine, OH 44413

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6541B , Serial Number: 1211, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dallas F Mansell, 341 W North Ave, E Palestine, OH 44413, Other Owners: Richard D Rizer

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
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