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Palestine is a village in Crawford County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Palestine. For links to other places called Palestine, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Palestine is 39.003N. The longitude is -87.612W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 449 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,344.
Land grant office opened here in 1821
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palestine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford 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 62451 ZIP code.
19% of Palestine residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $15,185, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Palestine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palestine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $535.
Libraries in Palestine include Palestine Public Library ... View libraries
Crawford 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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