Palestine Anderson County, Texas

Palestine: City in and county seat of Anderson County, Texas, United States

About

Palestine is a city located in the county of Anderson in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 18,712 and a population density of 368 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,819 inhabitants.

The city was created 176 years ago in 1845.

Palestine Quick Facts

Population : 17,819 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Anderson County
Postal code : 75800, 75899
Phone Area Codes : 903
Area : 50.83 km2
Named for : Palestine
Altitude : 482 feet / 147 meters
Capital city : Palestine is capital of Anderson County
Establishment : January 01, 1846 (176 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:13:13 (20th May 2022)
Density : 351 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.01% (2010-2020)
Palestine locator map
Location of Palestine on Texas map.
Palestine  TX  City Hall IMG 2312 image
Palestine TX City Hall IMG 2312
Palestine  TX  City Hall IMG 2312 image

Geography

Palestine is located at 31°45'44"N 95°37'51"W (31.7621200, -95.6307900).

Palestine map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Palestine decreased by 5.01% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,712 - census
2011 18,585 -0.68% estimation process
2012 18,486 -0.54% estimation process
2013 18,364 -0.66% estimation process
2014 18,183 -1% estimation process
2015 18,072 -0.61% estimation process
2016 18,122 0.28% estimation process
2017 18,103 -0.1% estimation process
2018 17,885 -1.22% estimation process
2019 17,730 -0.87% estimation process
2020 17,819 0.5% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 21,618
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 23,294
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -7.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 21,926
April 1, 2010 Population : 23,273
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.5%
People over 65 (%) : 19.3%
Female persons, % : 52.3%
White only, percent : 83.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 80.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,571
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.3%

Palestine zip code is 75801. County name: Anderson, County fips: 48001

PSN, Palestin, Palestine, flstyn, pa lei si tan, palleseutain, plstayn tgzas, Палестин, Палестін, فلسطين, فلسطین، ٹیکساس, پلستاین، تگزاس, 帕勒斯坦, 팔레스타인

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $61,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $889
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $442
2015-2019 median gross rent : $676
2015-2019 Households : 9,580
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.19
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 82.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 72.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 20.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 21,062
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 288,020
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 831,404
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 149,309
2012 total retail sales per capita : $6,534
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $34,133
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $20,522
Percentage of people living in poverty : 25.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,566
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 900
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 401
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 115
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,351
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 173
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,254
2010 population per square mile : 2,801.5
2010 land area in square miles : 8.31

People born in Palestine (33)

People born in Palestine, including football running back Adrian Peterson, actor, singer andorchestra leader Smith Ballew, African athlete Sandra Glover, .

List

  • Alfred Masters (soldier) he was born in 05/02/1916
  • Guy Brown (American football player) he was born in 01/06/1955
  • Bill Bradley (American football player, defensive backs coach of San Antonio Commanders) he was born in 24/01/1947
  • Ed Taylor (American baseball player (1877-1912)) he was born in 23/03/1877
  • Ernest Allen Guinn (United States federal judge) he was born in 29/09/1905
  • Frank Carswell (American baseball player) he was born in 06/11/1919
  • Gene Watson (American country singer) he was born in 11/10/1943
  • Howard Turbyfill (American weightlifter) he was born in 25/03/1913
  • Hunkie Cooper (American football player) he was born in 17/05/1969
  • Ivory Lee Brown (Player of American football) he was born in 17/08/1969
  • Jack Matchett (American baseball player) he was born in 03/02/1906
  • Jack Pepper (American vaudeville performer) he was born in 14/06/1902
  • Jessie Daniel Ames (American suffragist and civil rights activist) she was born in 02/11/1883
  • John Gold (Player of American football)
  • Keith Crawford (former NFL wide receiver and defensive back) he was born in 21/11/1970
  • Lynn McGruder (Player of American football) he was born in 13/02/1982
  • Mack Saxon (American football player and coach, basketball coach, college athletics administrator (1901-1949)) he was born in 21/11/1901
  • Oscar Dugey (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 25/10/1887

Schools in Palestine

College & universities near Palestine, TX

Code Name City ZIP
225876 Jacksonville College-Main Campus Jacksonville (TX) 75766-4759
223117 Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Jacksonville (TX) 75766-5407
225308 Trinity Valley Community College Athens (TX) 75751

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Palestine, TX

Code Name Address Type
TYL Tyler, TX 303 North Bois D'Arc Street BUS
NCG Nacogdoches, Texas University Drive & Starr Road BUS
MIN Mineola 115 East Front St. RAIL
LVW Longview 905 Pacific Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Palestine

Post Office Name City ZIP
Palestin Post Office Palestine (TX) 75803
Elkhar Post Office Elkhart (TX) 75839
Montalba Post Office Montalba (TX) 75853
Nech Post Office Neches (TX) 75779
Tennessee Colony Post Office Tennessee Colony (TX) 75861

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Anderson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Anderson County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Elkhart 1,277 Town in Anderson County, Texas
Frankston 1,157 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Palestine distances to largest Texas cities