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Palestine, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Palestine,TX index of house prices

Total population: 18,393 (Urban population: 17,485 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 298 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 7,702 (6,671 occupied: 4,063 owner occupied, 2,608 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

39%
State:

39%

Housing density: 435 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $24,225.

Median contract rent in 2016: $367 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $446)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $658


Median gross rent in Palestine, TX in 2016: $467

Housing units in Palestine with a mortgage: 1,890 (3 second mortgage, 81 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,195

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $53,875

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $43,689

Median monthly housing costs: $713


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Palestine, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,046 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Palestine:

$100,046
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,638 - $146,539
Median year house/condo built: 1969

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,076
  • In family households: 16,312 (2,445 male householders, 2,097 female householders)
    3,448 spouses, 6,379 children (5,946 natural, 74 adopted, 352 stepchildren), 733 grandchildren, 170 brothers or sisters, 190 parents, 265 other relatives, 559 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,348 (709 male householders (606 living alone)), 1,408 female householders (1,358 living alone)), 215 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 413

Size of family households: 1,888 2-persons, 961 3-persons, 833 4-persons, 490 5-persons, 236 6-persons, 137 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,971 1-person, 149 2-persons.

2,445 married couples with children.
1,809 single-parent households (228 men, 1,581 women).

75.1% of residents of Palestine speak English at home.
22.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 2,364 (12.4%)
(28.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palestine, Texas:

  • 28no bedroom
  • 521 bedroom
  • 7072 bedrooms
  • 2,6113 bedrooms
  • 5574 bedrooms
  • 735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palestine, Texas:

  • 75no bedroom
  • 5201 bedroom
  • 1,1372 bedrooms
  • 7943 bedrooms
  • 514 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Palestine in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 63no vehicle
  • 1,4871 vehicle
  • 1,7692 vehicles
  • 5253 vehicles
  • 1714 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population

Cars and other vehicles available in Palestine in renter-occupied apartments

  • 369no vehicle
  • 1,2041 vehicle
  • 8502 vehicles
  • 823 vehicles
  • 844 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palestine, Texas:

  • 311 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 413 rooms
  • 3154 rooms
  • 1,3875 rooms
  • 1,0906 rooms
  • 5497 rooms
  • 2888 rooms
  • 3259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palestine, Texas:

  • 761 room
  • 992 rooms
  • 5123 rooms
  • 6344 rooms
  • 4935 rooms
  • 6406 rooms
  • 1097 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Palestine, TX household income distribution

  • Palestine, TX household income distribution
  • 452Less than $10,000
  • 530$10,000 to $14,999
  • 418$15,000 to $19,999
  • 533$20,000 to $24,999
  • 583$25,000 to $29,999
  • 475$30,000 to $34,999
  • 324$35,000 to $39,999
  • 218$40,000 to $44,999
  • 249$45,000 to $49,999
  • 618$50,000 to $59,999
  • 799$60,000 to $74,999
  • 652$75,000 to $99,999
  • 233$100,000 to $124,999
  • 166$125,000 to $149,999
  • 96$150,000 to $199,999
  • 229$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Palestine, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Palestine, TX
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 45$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 53$30,000 to $34,999
  • 107$35,000 to $39,999
  • 251$40,000 to $49,999
  • 137$50,000 to $59,999
  • 451$60,000 to $69,999
  • 311$70,000 to $79,999
  • 408$80,000 to $89,999
  • 278$90,000 to $99,999
  • 498$100,000 to $124,999
  • 227$125,000 to $149,999
  • 295$150,000 to $174,999
  • 168$175,000 to $199,999
  • 88$200,000 to $249,999
  • 127$250,000 to $299,999
  • 121$300,000 to $399,999
  • 41$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Palestine, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Palestine, TX
  • 4Less than $100
  • 84$100 to $149
  • 20$150 to $199
  • 230$200 to $249
  • 7$250 to $299
  • 134$300 to $349
  • 65$350 to $399
  • 76$400 to $449
  • 94$450 to $499
  • 267$500 to $549
  • 161$550 to $599
  • 157$600 to $649
  • 181$650 to $699
  • 240$700 to $749
  • 247$750 to $799
  • 72$800 to $899
  • 42$900 to $999
  • 12$1,000 to $1,249
  • 7$1,250 to $1,499
  • 25$2,000 to $2,499
  • 14$3,500 or more
  • 204No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5142010 or later
  • 7592000 to 2009
  • 6251990 to 1999
  • 5001980 to 1989
  • 1751970 to 1979
  • 37Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Palestine population
Palestine commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 323
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,915
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,159
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,333
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 757
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 330
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 573
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 175
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 67
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 184
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 219
  • 90 or more minutes: 67
Palestine, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.5%
Number of people working at home: 88 (1.0% of all workers)

Palestine mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 11,945 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 1,154 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0%)
  • Taxi: 90 (1%)
  • Walked: 96 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 88 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 English: 854
 American: 712
 German: 481
 Irish: 458
 Scottish: 195
 Nigerian: 141
 Lebanese: 92
 Scotch-Irish: 74
 Norwegian: 58
 European: 55
 French (except Basque): 44
 Ukrainian: 35
 Italian: 30
 African: 21
 Dutch: 19
 Northern European: 15
 Polish: 13
 Welsh: 13
 British: 12
 Cajun: 11
 Finnish: 7

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 67%Mexico
  • 13%Nigeria
  • 10%Guatemala
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 1%Philippines
  • 1%Canada
  • 1%Germany

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,832
  • Other state: 2,783
  • Northeast: 312
  • Midwest: 750
  • South: 1,021
  • West: 699

87% of Palestine residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Texas.

Palestine:

86.9%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 86
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 53
  • 5th and 6th grade: 146
  • 7th and 8th grade: 92
  • 9th grade: 96
  • 10th grade: 166
  • 11th grade: 141
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 179
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,290
  • Less than 1 year of college: 404
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 826
  • Associate degree: 417
  • Bachelor's degree: 482
  • Master's degree: 306
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 82

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 52
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 104
  • 5th and 6th grade: 102
  • 7th and 8th grade: 114
  • 9th grade: 162
  • 10th grade: 252
  • 11th grade: 155
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 130
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,012
  • Less than 1 year of college: 341
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 995
  • Associate degree: 618
  • Bachelor's degree: 624
  • Master's degree: 371
  • Professional school degree: 19
  • Doctorate degree: 75

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.2%Males
  • 1.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 19.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 0.5%Females
Palestine marital status for males
Palestine marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,012
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 380
  • 5 to 9: 322
  • 10 to 19: 301
  • 20 to 49: 119
  • 50 or more: 186
  • Mobile homes: 258
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,368

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 6.4%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Palestine:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Palestine
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.7%)
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (66.3%)
  • Utility gas (31.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 75
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 138
Here:

27.2%
Texas:

15.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)