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Palestine: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Palestine: Texas State Railroad - Palestine, Texas Palestine: John H. Reagan, Postmaster General of the Confederate States of America Palestine: Anderson County Courthouse
Palestine: Texas State Railroad in Palestine Palestine: Carnegie Library Building, now Chamber of Commerce Palestine: Anderson County Courthouse
 

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Population in 2012: 18,516 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 

Males: 9,030  (48.8%)
Females: 9,486  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  33.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75801, 75803.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,788 (it was $30,497 in 2000)
Palestine:

$35,788
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,964

Palestine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,255 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Palestine:

$81,255
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,571; Detached houses: $93,733; Townhouses or other attached units: $177,135; In 2-unit structures: $16,664; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,774; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $33,632; Mobile homes: $29,285

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • White alone - 9,378 (50.3%)
  • Black alone - 5,306 (28.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3,374 (18.1%)
  • Two or more races - 307 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 221 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 61 (0.3%)

Races in Palestine detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palestine: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (12.6%), Irish (7.7%), German (7.4%), United States (5.4%), Scottish (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,046 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Palestine:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palestine city:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

1,735 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia).

This city:  9.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Palestine, Texas as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Palestine to the number of sex offenders is 234 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,636 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,139 (1.5%)

Palestine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (44.5 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (98.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Elkhart, TX (3.1 miles ), Montalba-Tennessee Colony, TX (3.7 miles) , Oakwood, TX (4.2 miles ), Butler, TX (4.5 miles) , Grapeland, TX (4.5 miles ), Frankston, TX (4.7 miles ), Poynor, TX (4.7 miles ), Cayuga, TX (4.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $58,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $700,500
  • 2007: 209 buildings, average cost: $11,000
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.76 N, Longitude: 95.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,122 (+27.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,038 (71.5%)

Area code: 903

Palestine household income distribution Palestine home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Palestine by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1110201113102
per 100,000 5.15.65.40.011.00.05.45.55.516.25.40.010.6
Rapes 12610024031321192218
per 100,000 61.433.354.40.011.022.00.016.471.4113.7102.8115.195.1
Robberies 2122141812913221929142421
per 100,000 107.4122.276.2100.066.349.670.6120.5104.4157.075.7125.6110.9
Assaults 15110145564967101951071143855121
per 100,000 772.5561.2244.8311.0270.6368.9548.3520.5588.0617.0205.6287.9639.0
Burglaries 180201202267231147159145245377190206211
per 100,000 920.91116.91099.01482.81275.7809.3863.2794.51346.42040.41027.91078.21114.3
Thefts 736694707647574547521514646508517722616
per 100,000 3765.53856.23846.43593.03170.03011.62828.42816.43550.02749.42796.93778.93253.1
Auto thefts 42385055394346635239221951
per 100,000 214.9211.1272.0305.4215.4236.7249.7345.2285.8211.1119.099.4269.3
Arson 2210385131016504
per 100,000 10.211.154.416.744.227.570.654.85.532.527.00.021.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 487.1444.0385.7370.8344.4307.8341.3366.8484.9573.8356.6429.6496.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Palestine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Texas average:

1.95

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Palestine, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -536 (-3.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Palestine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Palestine-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1987, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Palestine city center killed one person and injured 59 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/31/1974, a category F3 tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Fires: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Adrian Peterson - College football player, Bill Bradley (American football) - Football player, Hunkie Cooper - Football player, Jerry Sadler - Politician, Steven L. Bennett - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Frank Carswell - Baseball player, Ivory Lee Brown - Player of football, Ed Taylor (pitcher) - Baseball player, Jack Matchett - Baseball player, Mack Saxon - Football player and coach.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Palestine: Steven L. Bennett.


Hospitals/medical centers in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE DIAYSIS CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, 2260 SOUTH SYCAMORE STREET)
  • CROWN HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 2000 S ROYALL)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF EAST TEXAS (Home Health Center, 2256 SOUTH SYCAMORE SUITE 2)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 321 E SPRING ST STE 129)
  • HOME CARE NETWORK SOUTH INC (Home Health Center, 1906 E PARK AVE)
  • HOMEPOINT HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 4002 SOUTH LOOP 256 SUITE M)
  • JORDAN HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 2039 CROCKETT RD)
  • PULSE HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 500 EAST MURCHISON)
  • CRESTVIEW COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 216 CREST DR)
  • MAVERICK COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 427 MAVERICK DR)
  • PALESTINE PLACE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 511 N RUSSELL)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 2900 S LOOP 256)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 400 SOUTH LOOP 256)
  • REDWOOD TERRACE COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 115 REDWOOD DR)
  • ULTIMATE CARE CLAY (Hospital, 1309 CLAY ST)
  • WESTWOOD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, 219 BROOKVIEW LN)
  • CARTMELL HOME FOR AGED, INC. (Nursing Home, 2212 W REAGAN ST)
  • GREENBRIER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER OF PALE (Nursing Home, 2404 HWY 155)
  • MYA HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 505 S SYLVAN AVE)
  • PALESTINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1816 TILE FACTORY RD)
  • PALESTINE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2404 HIGHWAY 155)
  • TRUCARE LIVING CENTERS (Nursing Home, 2265 S SYCAMORE ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Palestine, TX

Airports and heliports located in Palestine:


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Local government website: www.palestine-online.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 45 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 4,172)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 46 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 6,186)
  • Navarro College (about 55 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 59 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 10,307)
  • Kilgore College (about 63 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Angelina College (about 63 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high schools in Palestine:

  • Palestine High School (Students: 831; Location: 1600 S LOOP 256; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 50)
  • Westwood High School (Students: 463; Location: 1820 PANTHER BLVD; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 51)
  • Landmark School (Students: 129; Location: 101 BRUSHY CREEK RD; Grades: 6-12; Our rating: 6)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palestine:

See full list of schools located in Palestine, map of school districts: PALESTINE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, WESTWOOD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $758,020; Location: 1101 N CEDAR ST; 78,051 books; 2,051 audio materials; 8,512 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palestine: South Side Historic District (A), North Side Historic District (B), Gatewood-Shelton Gin (C), G E Dilley Building (D), Howard House (E), Link House (F), Anderson County Courthouse (G), Museum for East Texas Culture (H), Howard House Museum (I), Palestine Fire Department Station 4 (J), Palestine Fire Training Office (K), Palestine Fire Department Station 1 (L), Palestine Fire Department Station 2 (M), Texas Forest Service Palestine Office (N), Westside Volunteer Fire Department (O), Denby Building (P), Anderson County Jail (Q), Redlands Hotel (R), Palestine Carnegie Library (S), William and Caroline Broyles House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palestine include: New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Lighthouse Pentecostal Church (B), Westwood United Methodist Church (C), Saint Pauls Methodist Church (D), Grace United Methodist Church (E), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (F), Saint Philips Episcopal Church (G), Smith Chapel Church of God in Christ (H), Grace Temple Church of God in Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Memorial Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Lake (A), Upper City Lake (B), Wolf Creek Lake (C), City Lake (D), Spring Park Lake (E), Lower City Lake (F), Joyce Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palestine include: Reagan Park (1), John H Reagan Monument (2), Green Park (3), Calhoun Streen Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Palestine Inn (1601 West Palestine Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palestine and their reported violations in the past:

LAKEVIEW METHODIST CONFERENCE CTR (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.9%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.6% for American Indian residents, 15.5% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Palestine, TX

People in group quarters in Palestine in 2010:

  • 177 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Palestine in 2000:

  • 345 people in nursing homes
  • 94 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Palestine compared to Texas state average:

Palestine, Texas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Palestine (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Palestine Main Office Branch at 2925 South Loop 256, branch established on 2003/11/17; Palestine Motor Bank at 110 East Spring Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: Palestine Loop Branch at 2121 South Loop 256, branch established on 1980/03/19; Sycamore Branch at 519 North Sycamore Street, branch established on 1980/03/17. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Prosperity Bank: Palestine Branch at 1015 North Church Street, branch established on 1992/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • The East Texas National Bank of Palestine: The East Texas National Bank Of Pale at 207 West Spring Street, branch established on 1911/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $139.2 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas National, Inc.
  • Southside Bank: Palestine Brookshire's Retail Branch at 2107 South Loop 256, branch established on 2005/11/14. Info updated 2008/10/01: Bank assets: $3,303.8 mil, Deposits: $2,331.5 mil, headquarters in Tyler, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southside Bancshares, Incorporated
  • Austin Bank, Texas National Association: Palestine Branch at 2745 South Loop 256, branch established on 2000/02/14. Info updated 2010/10/14: Bank assets: $1,328.1 mil, Deposits: $1,154.0 mil, headquarters in Jacksonville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Jane Austin Chapman Limited Partnership, L.P.
  • First National Bank Texas: Palestine Banking Center - Rc 604 at 223 South Loop 256, branch established on 1998/08/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank & Trust East Texas: Palestine Branch at 412 Lacy, branch established on 2008/12/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $800.8 mil, Deposits: $720.7 mil, headquarters in Diboll, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Diboll State Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palestine, Texas:

  • Best Western Palestine Inn, 1601 W Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-4655, Fax: (903) 723-2519
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1101 E Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-7300, Fax: (903) 723-3704
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1030 E Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-4884
  • Super 8 Motel, 2300 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 731-9495
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 3000 S Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-1387, Fax: (903) 723-2037
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-0016, Fax: (903) 723-0004
  • Comfort Suites Palestine, 301 Willow Creek Pkwy, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-0284, Fax: (903) 723-0718
  • Express Inn And Suites, 1100 E Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801 , Phone: (903) 729-3151, Fax: (903) 729-1693
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palestine, Texas

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:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Palestine city (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.89%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents50.9%15.5%8.2%5.3%4.7%
Congregations26.9%1.9%14.4%12.5%13.5%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.6%2.7%1.2%1.2%5.6%
Congregations5.8%7.7%1.0%3.8%12.5%
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: 7
Anderson County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Anderson County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Anderson County:

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

15.7%

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
Financial Administration 10$34,194$41,0334$5,577
Other Government Administration 16$41,767$31,3250$0
Judicial and Legal 3$7,035$28,1400$0
Police Protection - Officers 41$144,485$42,2880$0
Police - Other 9$18,498$24,6644$3,391
Firefighters 41$125,652$36,7760$0
Streets and Highways 10$24,771$29,7250$0
Health 3$8,670$34,6800$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,728$30,9120$0
Sewerage 10$23,765$28,5180$0
Parks and Recreation 9$14,037$18,71618$20,400
Water Supply 15$32,415$25,9322$2,267
Local Libraries 14$30,232$25,9136$3,967
Other and Unallocable 10$25,885$31,0620$0
Totals for Government 194$539,134$33,34834$35,602

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $729,000 ($39.37)
    Sewerage: $410,000 ($22.14)
    General: $320,000 ($17.28)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($1.73)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,495,000 ($134.75)
    Fire Protection: $1,869,000 ($100.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,588,000 ($85.76)
    Sewerage: $1,457,000 ($78.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,266,000 ($68.37)
    General - Other: $1,178,000 ($63.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,166,000 ($62.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $886,000 ($47.85)
    General Public Buildings: $836,000 ($45.15)
    Financial Administration: $781,000 ($42.18)
    Libraries: $556,000 ($30.03)
    Regular Highways: $488,000 ($26.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $247,000 ($13.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $183,000 ($9.88)
    Health Services - Other: $163,000 ($8.80)
    Air Transportation: $86,000 ($4.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $630,000 ($34.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $253,000 ($13.66)
    Water Utilities: $135,000 ($7.29)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($7.18)
    Fire Protection: $80,000 ($4.32)
    Central Staff: $47,000 ($2.54)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($1.94)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($1.08)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,819,000 ($584.31)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $220,000 ($11.88)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.22)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,312,000 ($124.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,265,000 ($68.32)
    All Other: $476,000 ($25.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $119,000 ($6.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $446,000 ($24.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $304,000 ($16.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,268,000 ($122.49)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,962,000 ($213.98)
    Property: $3,889,000 ($210.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,236,000 ($66.75)
    NEC: $79,000 ($4.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $21,000 ($1.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,965,000 ($214.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,505,000 ($567.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,249,000 ($499.51)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $3,576,000 ($193.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,256,000 ($67.83)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($21.01)

Palestine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,067,000 ($57.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,374,000 ($236.23)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,042,000 ($110.28)

8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
Texas average:

8.37%

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 Smith County, TX  0.70% ($31,790 average AGI)
from Henderson County, TX  0.67% ($31,188)
from Harris County, TX  0.56% ($48,288)


7.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 Smith County, TX  0.78% ($32,847 average AGI)
to Henderson County, TX  0.56% ($28,388)
to Dallas County, TX  0.43% ($22,311)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palestine:

  • KNET (1450 AM; 1 kW; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palestine:

  • K280CL (103.9 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ROBERTO R. & TERRIE W. GONZALEZ)
  • K202CE (88.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNES (99.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, TX; Owner: J & J COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • K216FC (91.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KLJT (102.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHT (93.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: NICOL BROADCASTING LTD.)
  • KWRW (97.7 FM; RUSK, TX; Owner: E. H. WHITEHEAD)

TV broadcast stations around Palestine:

  • K17BP (Channel 17; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K24DS (Channel 24; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ETERNAL TRUTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K26GA (Channel 26; TYLER/JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Palestine fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palestine)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 227 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palestine, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palestine)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palestine)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 47 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 242
  • Hazardous Condition: 351
  • Service Call: 28
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Palestine


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palestine, TX

Most common first names in Palestine, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary20480.0 years
James18971.5 years
John17073.8 years
William16375.4 years
Robert11472.1 years
Willie11377.4 years
George9076.6 years
Charles7669.3 years
Annie7583.7 years
Henry6575.8 years
Most common last names in Palestine, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15475.6 years
Johnson10373.3 years
Williams8575.2 years
Davis8476.1 years
Jones7674.6 years
Brown7377.8 years
Taylor6073.6 years
Jackson5771.6 years
Wilson5776.4 years
Miller4573.8 years
Businesses in Palestine, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike4
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
CVS1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx4SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS6
Jack In The Box1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Palestine, TX

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Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael D. Rainone (9)
  • Talbot Presley (9)
  • Michael Rainone (5)
  • Mike Rainone (5)
  • Brook Grisham (3)
  • Clint Thompson (3)
  • John A. Burnett (2)
  • Joseph Comparetto (1)
  • Kenneth Wilson (1)
  • Jim Mann (1)

Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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