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People

Total Population 1,375
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 24.5%
Employed Population 16+ 558
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,750
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $526
Median House Value $52,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 19.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Flat Rock 347 $49,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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

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