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Population (year 2000): 17,598. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,912 (+1.8% change)
Males: 8,076 (45.9%), Females: 9,522 (54.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $30,497 (year 2000)
Median house value: $56,100 (year 2000)

Palestine, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Palestine:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.5%)
  • Black (24.8%)
  • Hispanic (14.9%)
  • Other race (7.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.6%), English (6.8%), German (6.3%), Irish (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), French (1.5%).Texas forum

Land area: 17.7 square miles

Palestine,

For population 25 years and over in Palestine

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palestine city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

7.6% Foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -536 (-3.0%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Tyler, (46.1 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX (104.9 miles Garland, pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (106.9 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: TX (9.9 miles Elkhart, TX (18.9 miles Oakwood, TX (21.4 miles Grapeland, TX (22.3 miles Poynor, TX (22.4 miles Frankston, Cuney, TX (24.4 miles) , TX (25.7 miles Berryville, TX (27.9 miles Latexo,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $58,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $60,000

Latitude: 31.76 N, Longitude: 95.64 W

Area code: 903

Palestine, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Retail trade (17.8%), Public administration (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,520 (+14.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,312 (63.4%)

Crime in Palestine by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0 2
    per 100,000 5.7 5.7 5.7 0.0 11.4
Rapes 4 6 10 0 2
    per 100,000 22.7 34.1 56.8 0.0 11.4
Robberies 18 22 14 18 12
    per 100,000 102.3 125.0 79.6 102.3 68.2
Assaults 152 101 45 56 49
    per 100,000 863.7 573.9 255.7 318.2 278.4
Burglaries 202 201 202 267 231
    per 100,000 1147.9 1142.2 1147.9 1517.2 1312.6
Thefts 801 694 707 647 574
    per 100,000 4551.7 3943.6 4017.5 3676.6 3261.7
Auto thefts 46 38 50 55 39
    per 100,000 261.4 215.9 284.1 312.5 221.6
501.5 426.6 367.2 372.6 332.1

Average climate in Palestine, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palestine,

Palestine-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1987, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Palestine city center killed one person and injured 59 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/31/1974, a category 3 tornado 10.4 miles away from the city center injured 4 people.


Hospitals/medical centers in Palestine:
  • PALESTINE REG MED CTR (4000 SOUTH LOOP 256)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (2900 S LOOP 256)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palestine:
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER JACKSONVILLE (about 30 miles; JACKSONVILLE, TX)
  • MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE (about 30 miles; JACKSONVILLE, TX)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER CROCKETT (about 33 miles; CROCKETT, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palestine:
  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 44 miles; TYLER, TX; ID: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 78 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; ID: GGG)
  • EASTERWOOD FIELD (about 95 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; ID: CLL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palestine:
  • PALESTINE MUNI (about 5 miles; PALESTINE, TX; ID: PSN)
  • ATHENS MUNI (about 30 miles; ATHENS, TX; ID: F44)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY (about 31 miles; JACKSONVILLE, TX; ID: JSO)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 9 $18,684 $24,912 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $5,578 $22,312 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $24,682 $32,909 2 $2,362
Parks and Recreation 8 $10,132 $15,198 9 $8,640
Other Government Administration 14 $30,148 $25,841 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 36 $104,292 $34,764 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $23,398 $21,598 1 $960
Local Libraries 12 $21,822 $21,822 3 $1,680
Judicial and Legal 3 $5,078 $20,312 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $13,352 $20,028 2 $1,436
Firefighters 36 $90,698 $30,232 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $17,880 $23,840 0 $0
Health 3 $6,258 $25,032 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $17,154 $22,872 0 $0
Totals for Government 172 $389,156 $27,150 17 $15,078
College/University in Palestine:
  • ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 16; Location: 217 W OAK; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 46 miles; TYLER, TX; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 56 miles; TYLER, TX; FT enrollment: 5,872)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 61 miles; CORSICANA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 68 miles; LUFKIN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 69 miles; KILGORE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,814)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; FT enrollment: 10,217)
Public high schools in Palestine:
  • PALESTINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 1600 S LOOP 256; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WESTWOOD H S (Students: 539; Location: 4524 W OAK; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LANDMARK SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 101 BRUSHY CREEK RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palestine:
  • STORY EL (Students: 738; Location: 5300 S LOOP 256; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • PALESTINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 526; Location: 233 BEN MILAM DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WESTWOOD EL (Students: 504; Location: 4524 W OAK; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • WESTWOOD PRI (Students: 454; Location: 4524 W OAK; Grades: PK - 02)
  • NORTHSIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 432; Location: 2509 HWY 155 N; Grades: PK - 01)
  • SOUTHSIDE PRI (Students: 364; Location: 201 GILLESPIE RD; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • WESTWOOD J H (Students: 288; Location: 4524 W OAK; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON 6TH GR CTR (Students: 232; Location: 1020 W HAMLETT; Grades: 06 - 06)
  • SAM HOUSTON EARLY LEARNING CTR (Students: 129; Location: 1000 E LAMAR ST; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Palestine:
  • PALESTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $608,609; Location: 1101 N CEDAR ST; 68,927 books; 3,882 audio materials; 2,733 video materials; 78 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Palestine: North Side Historic District (A), South Side Historic District (B), Gatewood-Shelton Gin (C), William and Caroline Broyles House (D), Robinson Bank Building (E), Redlands Hotel (F), Anderson County Courthouse (G), Anderson County Jail (H), Palestine Post Office and Federal Building (I), Palestine Carnegie Library (J), Howard House (K), Howard House Museum (L), G E Dilley Building (M), Museum for East Texas Culture (N), Denby Building (O), Link House (P).

Churches in Palestine include: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (A), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God of Prophecy (D), Bassett Road Baptist Church (E), Saint Pauls Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Hispanic Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: East Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Memorial Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Lake (A), City Lake (B), Spring Park Lake (C), Joyce Lake (D), Upper City Lake (E), Lower City Lake (F).

Parks in Palestine include: Calhoun Streen Park (1), Green Park (2), John H Reagan Monument (3), Reagan Park (4).


Palestine compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Palestine:
  • KNET (1450 AM; 1 kW; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Palestine:
  • K280CL (103.9 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ROBERTO R. & TERRIE W. GONZALEZ)
  • K202CE (88.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KNES (99.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, TX; Owner: J & J COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K216FC (91.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KBHT (93.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: NICOL BROADCASTING LTD.)
TV broadcast stations around Palestine:
  • K17BP (Channel 17; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K24DS (Channel 24; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ETERNAL TRUTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K26GA (Channel 26; TYLER/JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

 

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