New Palestine, Indiana

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New Palestine, Indiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy New Palestine People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New Palestine Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy New Palestine Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% New Palestine Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% New Palestine Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% New Palestine College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of New Palestine, Indiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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New Palestine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hancock
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46163
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.721
Longitude -85.889

New 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 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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New Palestine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,264 100%
Male 622 49.2%
Female 642 50.8%
Under 18 386 30.5%
18+ 878 69.5%
65+ 140 11.1%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,247 98.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated New Palestine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,826
Growth 562
Growth % 44.5%

New 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 30.2%
German 28.8%
English 13.3%
Irish 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Italian 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Greek 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brookville Heights (46163)

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)
New Palestine 1,264 $71,667
Beech Grove 14,880 $46,944
Cumberland 5,500 $61,739
Greenfield 14,600 $52,408
Lawrence 38,915 $56,609
McCordsville 1,134 $77,000
Morristown 1,133 $44,327
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New Palestine High Schools (2004)

Serves 865 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

New Palestine Colleges

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