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Palestine, Illinois


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Palestine, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Palestine Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 12% Palestine Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Palestine Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Palestine, Illinois

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

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


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 1

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Palestine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 62451
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.003
Longitude -87.612

Palestine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PALESTINE 2 W
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station FREELANDVILLE
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station NEWTON 6 SSE
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Palestine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,366 100%
Male 648 47.4%
Female 718 52.6%
Under 18 309 22.6%
18+ 1,057 77.4%
65+ 277 20.3%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,354 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.7%

Estimated Palestine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,342
Growth -24
Growth % -1.8%

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 30.9%
German 18%
English 14%
Irish 13.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
European 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Dutch 1.7%
Italian 1.5%
Scottish 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Greek 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palestine, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lamotte (62451)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palestine 1,366 $35,500
Flat Rock 415 $42,500
Hutsonville 568 $36,364
Lawrenceville 4,745 $32,042
Oblong 1,580 $36,532
Robinson 6,822 $38,974
Willow Hill 250 $30,625

Palestine Public Libraries

Library
Palestine P.l.d.
116 S. MAIN ST.
Palestine, Illinois
(618) 586-5317
Library Web Site

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Palestine High Schools (2004)

PALESTINE HIGH SCHOOL
203 S WASHINGTON
618-586-2712
Serves 190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

Palestine Colleges

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