Palestine, Arkansas

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Palestine, Arkansas

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Palestine strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Palestine Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Palestine, Arkansas

Comparing Palestine to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 7
Median Family Income 4 7
People Above Poverty 3 6
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 5 5

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Palestine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 49 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County St Francis
Standard Zip Codes 72372
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.972
Longitude -90.902

Palestine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 46 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Station MARIANNA 2 S
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 47 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 52.6 inches
Station WYNNE
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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Palestine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 741 100%
Male 333 44.9%
Female 408 55.1%
Under 18 198 26.7%
18+ 543 73.3%
65+ 105 14.2%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.01
White 637 86%
African-American 98 13.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Palestine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 736
Growth -5
Growth % -0.7%

Palestine Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 43.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
Irish 10.1%
German 8%
English 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Italian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
African 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palestine 741 $36,023
Caldwell 465 $46,250
Colt 368 $37,000
Forrest City 14,774 $27,432
Haynes 214 $21,250
Madison 987 $20,682
Wheatley 372 $32,917
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Palestine High Schools (2004)

7900 HWY 70W
A Title I School.
Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

Palestine Colleges

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