Palestine, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
58,077
0.0963% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.6%
2.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,445
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,600
29.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Palestine, TX had a population of 58.1k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $57,445. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Palestine, TX declined from 58,133 to 58,077, a −0.0963% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,736 to $57,445, a 15.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palestine, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.73%), White (Hispanic) (6.99%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.66%).

None of the households in Palestine, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Palestine, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Palestine, TX was $154,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.7%.

Most people in Palestine, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Palestine, TX was 2 cars per household.

Palestine, TX borders Athens, TX and Jacksonville, TX.

Population & Diversity

Palestine, TX is home to a population of 58.1k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.84% of Palestine, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.39k people).

In 2022, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Palestine, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.49k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Palestine, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Palestine, TX was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palestine, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.9k ± 383
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 540
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.49k ± 937
18.3%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2022, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Palestine, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.49k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in Palestine, TX are hispanic (10.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Palestine, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.39k people
6.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.5k people

As of 2022, 5.84% of Palestine, TX residents (3.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palestine, TX was 6.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,214 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    779 ± 253
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    590 ± 216

Palestine, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Palestine, TX employs 20k people. The largest industries in Palestine, TX are Public Administration (2,730 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,560 people), and Retail Trade (2,301 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($91,442), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,330), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,719).

Occupations

20k
2022 Value
± 1,389
3.3%
1 Year growth
± 9.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palestine, TX grew at a rate of 3.3%, from 19.4k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palestine, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,041 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,914 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,796 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palestine, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

20k
2022 Value
± 1,389
3.3%
1 Year growth
± 9.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palestine, TX grew at a rate of 3.3%, from 19.4k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palestine, TX, are Public Administration (2,730 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,560 people), and Retail Trade (2,301 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palestine, TX, though some of these residents may live in Palestine, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,764
Median earning men ± $3,747
$28,128
Median earning women ± $2,080

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($120,886), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,184), and Manufacturing ($60,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($43,355), Information ($40,682), and Manufacturing ($40,195).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 500
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 247
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 206
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palestine, TX was $154,600 in 2022, which is 0.548 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,700 to $154,600, a 29.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Palestine, TX is 68.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Palestine, TX have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Palestine, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Palestine, TX is $57,445. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Palestine, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

Property

$154,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,893
$11,602
Median Property Taxes
±$893

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palestine, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Palestine, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.7% of the housing units in Palestine, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Palestine, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palestine, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

The following map shows all of the counties in Palestine, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,445
Median Household Income
± $4,562
16.9k
Number of Households
± 1,250

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.9k households in Palestine, TX grew to $57,445 from the previous year's value of $49,736.

The following chart displays the households in Palestine, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palestine, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.25%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Palestine, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.92%) and those who worked at home (3.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palestine, TX have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Palestine, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Palestine, TX compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palestine, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palestine, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palestine, TX (7.12k out of 45.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palestine, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.6% of the population of Palestine, TX has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

17.4%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palestine, TX grew by 2.59% from 16.9% to 17.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palestine, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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