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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palestine was $15,514, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Palestine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Palestine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $736.
Libraries in Palestine include Palestine Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Palestine include Palestine Herald-Press
Anderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palestine political report.
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.
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