Palestine, Texas

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Population in 2017: 18,306 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 9,034  (49.4%)
Females: 9,272  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75801, 75803.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,223 (it was $30,497 in 2000)
Palestine:

$45,223
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,350 (it was $15,514 in 2000)

Palestine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,514 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Palestine:

$121,514
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palestine: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.9%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Palestine, TX (2017)
    • 9,27647.9%White alone
    • 4,71924.4%Hispanic
    • 4,64824.0%Black alone
    • 2941.5%Two or more races
    • 1961.0%Asian alone
    • 930.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 103 registered sex offenders living in Palestine, Texas as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palestine is 185 to 1.


Crime rates in Palestine by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
3
(16.2)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.9)
2
(11.0)
2
(10.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.4)
13
(71.4)
21
(113.7)
19
(102.8)
22
(115.1)
18
(95.1)
15
(81.3)
21
(113.0)
25
(136.6)
37
(203.4)
16
(87.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(49.6)
13
(70.6)
22
(120.5)
19
(104.4)
29
(157.0)
14
(75.7)
24
(125.6)
21
(110.9)
31
(167.9)
16
(86.1)
18
(98.4)
17
(93.4)
12
(65.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
67
(368.9)
101
(548.3)
95
(520.5)
107
(588.0)
114
(617.0)
38
(205.6)
55
(287.9)
121
(639.0)
66
(357.6)
72
(387.5)
137
(748.7)
184
(1,011)
100
(546.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
147
(809.3)
159
(863.2)
145
(794.5)
245
(1,346)
377
(2,040)
190
(1,028)
206
(1,078)
211
(1,114)
217
(1,176)
165
(888.1)
131
(715.9)
114
(626.6)
88
(480.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
547
(3,012)
521
(2,828)
514
(2,816)
646
(3,550)
508
(2,749)
517
(2,797)
722
(3,779)
616
(3,253)
841
(4,556)
556
(2,993)
534
(2,918)
309
(1,698)
248
(1,354)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(236.7)
46
(249.7)
63
(345.2)
52
(285.8)
39
(211.1)
22
(119.0)
19
(99.4)
51
(269.3)
49
(265.5)
44
(236.8)
48
(262.3)
48
(263.8)
28
(152.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(27.5)
13
(70.6)
10
(54.8)
1
(5.5)
6
(32.5)
5
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)302.3335.2360.3476.2563.6350.2422.0487.9483.5394.6498.2547.9320.6

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City-data.com crime index in Palestine, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 47 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: English (7.8%), American (5.9%), German (4.3%), Irish (3.9%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,034 people per square mile   (low).

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2,426 residents are foreign born (10.1% Latin America, 1.4% Africa).

This city:

12.5%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,922 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,533 (1.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.76 N, Longitude: 95.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,172 (+26.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,029 (70.4%)

Area code: 903

Distribution of median household income in Palestine, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Palestine, TX in 2017
Palestine satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $143,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Palestine, TX residents
Average permit cost in Palestine, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Palestine, TX
Historical housing units in Palestine, TX
Most common industries in Palestine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Warehousing & storage (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.0%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.5%)
  • Warehousing & storage (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Palestine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Palestine, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Palestine, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Palestine-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 58% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Palestine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.1 miles away from Palestine center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 469.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 308.0 miles away from Palestine center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 310.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.1 miles away from Palestine center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palestine topographic map

Hospitals in Palestine:

  • CRESTVIEW COMMUNITY HOME (216 CREST DR)
  • MAVERICK COMMUNITY HOME (427 MAVERICK DR)
  • PALESTINE PLACE COMMUNITY HOME (511 N RUSSELL)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 2900 S LOOP 256)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (400 SOUTH LOOP 256)
  • REDWOOD TERRACE COMMUNITY HOME (115 REDWOOD DR)
  • ULTIMATE CARE CLAY (1309 CLAY ST)
  • WESTWOOD COMMUNITY HOME (219 BROOKVIEW LN)

Nursing Homes in Palestine:

  • CARTMELL HOME FOR AGED, INC. (2212 W REAGAN ST)
  • GREENBRIER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER OF PALE (2404 HWY 155)
  • MYA HEALTH CARE (505 S SYLVAN AVE)
  • PALESTINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (1816 TILE FACTORY RD)
  • PALESTINE NURSING CENTER (2404 HIGHWAY 155)
  • TRUCARE LIVING CENTERS (2265 S SYCAMORE ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE DIAYSIS CENTER INC (2260 SOUTH SYCAMORE STREET)

Home Health Centers in Palestine:

  • CROWN HEALTH SERVICES (2000 S ROYALL)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF EAST TEXAS (2256 SOUTH SYCAMORE SUITE 2)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME HEALTH CARE (321 E SPRING ST STE 129)
  • HOME CARE NETWORK SOUTH INC (1906 E PARK AVE)
  • HOMEPOINT HEALTH SERVICES (4002 SOUTH LOOP 256 SUITE M)
  • JORDAN HEALTH SERVICES (2039 CROCKETT RD)
  • PULSE HEALTH SERVICES (500 EAST MURCHISON)

Airports and heliports located in Palestine:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 45 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 46 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Navarro College (about 56 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Kilgore College (about 63 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Angelina College (about 63 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 64 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)

Public high schools in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE J H (Students: 831, Location: 233 BEN MILAM DR, Grades: 7-10)
  • PALESTINE H S (Students: 627, Location: 1600 S LOOP 256, Grades: 9-12)
  • WESTWOOD H S (Students: 245, Location: 1820 PANTHER BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NECHES H S (Location: 1509 ACR 346, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palestine:

  • STORY INT (Students: 750, Location: 5300 S LOOP 256, Grades: 4-6)
  • SOUTHSIDE EL (Students: 552, Location: 201 GILLESPIE RD, Grades: 2-3)
  • WESTWOOD EL (Students: 526, Location: 2305 SALT WORKS RD, Grades: 3-6)
  • NORTHSIDE PRI (Students: 482, Location: 2509 HWY 155 N, Grades: KG-1)
  • WESTWOOD PRI (Students: 464, Location: 1701 W POINT TAP RD, Grades: PK-2)
  • WESTWOOD J H (Students: 463, Location: 1801 PANTHER BLVD, Grades: 7-8)
  • UT TYLER INNOVATION ACADEMY - PALESTINE (Location: 1820 W SPRING ST, Grades: 3-8, Charter school)
  • ELKHART DAEP (Location: 420 W PALESTINE AVE, Grades: 8)
  • NECHES EL (Location: 3055 FM 2574, Grades: KG-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Palestine:

  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 128, Location: 1500 CROCKETT RD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Palestine

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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 - Football player, Ed Taylor (pitcher) - Baseball player, Jack Matchett - Baseball player, Mack Saxon - Football player and coach.

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 health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palestine that have no violations reported:

  • TEXAS STATE RAILROAD RUSK (Population served: 541, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Palestine:

Marital status in Palestine, TX
  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Palestine:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Palestine
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Palestine:

(Palestine, Texas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Palestine, TX (based on Anderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,56986
Catholic4,4762
Mainline Protestant2,47715
Black Protestant1,1798
Other3653
None29,392-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Anderson County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Anderson County:

17.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Palestine:

43.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Palestine:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palestine:

22.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palestine:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Palestine:

33.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Palestine:

52.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palestine, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 44$182,215$49,6950$0
Firefighters 44$158,464$43,2170$0
Other Government Administration 17$52,674$37,1820$0
Water Supply 16$40,880$30,6603$3,581
Local Libraries 15$38,127$30,5029$6,266
Other and Unallocable 11$32,644$35,6120$0
Financial Administration 11$43,123$47,0436$8,810
Streets and Highways 11$31,240$34,0800$0
Sewerage 11$29,971$32,6960$0
Police - Other 10$23,328$27,9946$5,357
Parks and Recreation 10$17,703$21,24426$32,225
Solid Waste Management 3$9,746$38,9840$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,872$35,4880$0
Health 3$10,934$43,7360$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 209$679,921$39,03950$56,239

Palestine government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,826,000 ($154.38)
    Sewerage: $1,158,000 ($63.26)
    Libraries: $454,000 ($24.80)
    General - Other: $116,000 ($6.34)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,038,000 ($165.96)
    Police Protection: $2,921,000 ($159.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,756,000 ($150.55)
    Water Utilities: $2,681,000 ($146.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,587,000 ($141.32)
    Sewerage: $1,808,000 ($98.77)
    Regular Highways: $1,220,000 ($66.64)
    Central Staff Services: $1,008,000 ($55.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $758,000 ($41.41)
    Financial Administration: $650,000 ($35.51)
    Libraries: $608,000 ($33.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000 ($22.94)
    Air Transportation: $344,000 ($18.79)
    General Public Buildings: $337,000 ($18.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $315,000 ($17.21)
    Health - Other: $220,000 ($12.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $84,000 ($4.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,219,000 ($66.59)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $208,000 ($11.36)
    Libraries: $131,000 ($7.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,908,000 ($431.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($3.33)

Palestine government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,306,000 ($180.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,818,000 ($153.94)
    Other: $654,000 ($35.73)
    Air Transportation: $361,000 ($19.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($0.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($0.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $288,000 ($15.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $682,000 ($37.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $429,000 ($23.43)
    General Revenue - Other: $69,000 ($3.77)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($1.97)
    Rents: $19,000 ($1.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,370,000 ($184.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $442,000 ($24.15)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($1.47)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000,000 ($327.76)
    Property: $5,902,000 ($322.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,147,000 ($62.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $421,000 ($23.00)
    Other License: $97,000 ($5.30)

Palestine government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,391,000 ($1605.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,290,000 ($1490.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,101,000 ($114.77)

Palestine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $571,000 ($31.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,737,000 ($477.28)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,870,000 ($102.15)

7.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Smith County, TX  0.67% ($40,972 average AGI)
from Henderson County, TX  0.62% ($40,566)
from Harris County, TX  0.47% ($66,267)


6.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Smith County, TX  0.75% ($38,622 average AGI)
to Henderson County, TX  0.63% ($46,890)
to Dallas County, TX  0.39% ($30,127)
Businesses in Palestine, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike4
CVS1Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx4SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS6
JCPenney1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Palestine fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • $296,000Total costs
  • 220,830Total average daily traffic
  • 19,371Total average daily truck traffic
  • 308,387Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palestine, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palestine, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palestine)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 357 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palestine, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (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: 214 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palestine)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palestine)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 52 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 151. The highest number of fires - 242 took place in 2006, and the least - 27 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Palestine, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (54.9%), and Structure Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palestine, TX
    • 1,40654.9%Outside Fires
    • 70627.6%Structure Fires
    • 33713.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1104.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palestine, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palestine, Texas:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1101 E Palestine Ave, Palestine, Texas 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-7300, Fax: (903) 723-3704
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 3000 S Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-1387, Fax: (903) 723-2037
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-0016, Fax: (903) 723-0004
  • Comfort Suites Palestine, 301 Willow Creek Pkwy, Palestine, Texas 75801 , Phone: (903) 723-0284, Fax: (903) 723-0718
  • Express Inn And Suites, 1100 E Palestine Ave, Palestine, Texas 75801 , Phone: (903) 729-3151, Fax: (903) 729-1693
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palestine, Texas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palestine, TX
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palestine, TX
  • 65.3%Electricity
  • 33.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Palestine compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Palestine on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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