Palestine, Illinois Population 2021

1,251
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Palestine is a city located in Crawford County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,251, it is the 589th largest city in Illinois and the 9415th largest city in the United States . Palestine is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -8.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,369 in 2010. Palestine reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Palestine has a population density of 1,585 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palestine is $50,824 with a poverty rate of 14.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $470 per month, and the median house value is $57,000. The median age in Palestine is 49.9 years, 48.7 years for males, and 50.9 years for females.

Palestine Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palestinewas:

  • White: 98.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Palestine, Illinois is 1,251 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,273.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,369.

Palestine, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,16598.31%
Two or More Races151.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.25%
Black or African American20.17%
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Palestine Population by Race

Palestine Population Pyramid $2021

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Palestine Median Age

49.9


Total

48.7


Male

50.9


Female

Palestine Adults

There are 987 adults, (353 of whom are seniors) in Palestine.

Palestine Age Dependency

86.9

Age Dependency Ratio

55.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Palestine Sex Ratio

Female

665

56.12%

Male

520

43.88%

Palestine Population by Age

Palestine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palestine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male33.3%66.7%
Female69.9%30.1%
Non Family70.5%29.5%
All77.4%22.6%
Married92.9%7.1%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palestine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6111.9477.4
Married2522.4592.9
Non Family2201.0770.5
Female1032.1769.9
Male363.0333.3

2.22

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

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Palestine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade303.41%
9th to 12th Grade536.02%
High School Graduate31435.68%
Some College25829.32%
Associates Degree15717.84%
Bachelors Degree465.23%
Graduate Degree222.50%
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Palestine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palestine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White86578261
2+ Races777
Hispanic33
Native American33
Black22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Palestine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,941$39,712$16,705
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$$2,500
High School Graduate$16,250$22,083$13,500
Some College$31,528$52,083$15,000
Bachelors Degree$32,500$$31,750
Graduate Degree$$$38,750

$27,941

Average Earnings

$39,712

Average Male

$16,705

Average Female

Palestine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palestine Language by Age

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Palestine Language

98.20% of Palestine residents speak only English, while 1.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Palestine Language

Palestine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,14717014.82%
Hispanic33100.00%

14.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.23%

Male Poverty Rate

20.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palestine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palestine is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palestine is White, with 14.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.48%.

Palestine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College18.07%
High School11.46%
Less Than 9th Grade10.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.62%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed21.70%
Male Employed4.95%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palestine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,661$50,824
Families$42,417$56,505
Married Families$55,625-
Non Families$25,227$31,938
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Income by Household Type

Palestine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Palestine Married by Age and Sex

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Palestine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Palestine Marital Status by Race

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Palestine Marital Status

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109

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
Korea6
First Gulf War6
World War II3
Second Gulf War3

Palestine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7465
75+19
35 to 5414
55 to 648
18 to 343

Palestine Veterans by Age

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Palestine Veterans by Race

Palestine Veterans by Education

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3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palestine Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

15.5%

Unemployment Rate

Palestine Employment by Age

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Palestine Employment by Race

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Palestine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.62%

Born in Palestine

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Palestine residents were born in the United States, with 69.62% having been born in Illinois. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Palestine Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,251-11-0.87%
20201,262-11-0.86%
20191,273-11-0.86%
20181,284-14-1.08%
20171,298-10-0.76%
20161,308-10-0.76%
20151,318-3-0.23%
20141,321-13-0.97%
20131,334-11-0.82%
20121,345-19-1.39%
20111,364-3-0.22%
20101,3670.00%

Palestine Population by Year