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Palestine is a city in Anderson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Palestine, IL.

The latitude of Palestine is 31.761N. The longitude is -95.63W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,808.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,497
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palestine demographic reports
Created as the county seat in the 1840s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 74. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Adrian Peterson, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Dogwood Trails Celebrations - March 24-25: March 31-April 1; April 7-8, 2007
  • Dulcimer and Old Time Music Festival - March 29-31, 2007
  • Heritage Balloon Festival - June 2-3, 2007
  • Fall Oktoberfest - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Palestine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Palestine Community Theater
Nearby parks & recreation: Engeling Wildlife Management Area, Palestine Community Forest, Davey Dogwood Park
Historic sites and museums: Texas State Railroad State Historical Park, Museum for East Texas Culture, Howard House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Palestine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Anderson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Palestine residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palestine ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palestine was $15,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Palestine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Palestine festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Palestine
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Palestine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $736.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Palestine include Palestine Public Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Palestine include Palestine Herald-Press

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Anderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palestine political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Palestine workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palestine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Palestine include Best Western, Express Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

Weather
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