Palestine, Texas Population 2022

18,510
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Palestine is a city located in Anderson County Texas. Palestine has a 2020 population of 18,510. It is also the county seat of Anderson County. Palestine is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,544 in 2010.

The average household income in Palestine is $53,141 with a poverty rate of 15.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $834 per month, and the median house value is $106,100. The median age in Palestine is 33.7 years, 31.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Palestine Demographics

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

  • White: 64.25%
  • Black or African American: 27.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Other race: 3.02%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Palestine, Texas is 18,510 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,544.

Palestine, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201058,4930.00%
201158,394-99-0.17%
201258,059-335-0.58%
201357,960-99-0.17%
201457,829-131-0.23%
201557,639-190-0.33%
201657,526-113-0.20%
201758,1756491.12%
201857,974-201-0.35%
201957,735-239-0.41%
202057,496-239-0.42%
202157,257-239-0.42%

Palestine Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,50564.25%
Black or African American4,99927.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.20%
Asian930.52%
Some Other Race5413.02%
Two or More Races7324.09%
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Palestine Population by Race

Palestine Population Pyramid 2022

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Palestine Median Age

34.8


Total

32.9


Male

37.8


Female

Palestine Adults

There are 13,306 adults, (2,701 of whom are seniors) in Palestine.

Palestine Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palestine Sex Ratio

Female

9,030

50.43%

Male

8,876

49.57%

Palestine Population by Age

Palestine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palestine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.5%31.5%
All57.9%42.1%
Male53.3%46.7%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female47.5%52.5%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palestine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5602.6857.9
Married2,9453.3268.5
Male2914.9453.3
Female1,2433.2947.5
Non Family2,0811.0749.6

3.32

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Palestine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5704.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,1049.57%
High School Graduate4,84942.02%
Some College2,47421.44%
Associates Degree8016.94%
Bachelors Degree1,0709.27%
Graduate Degree6735.83%
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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
2+ Races471418108
White6,1385,4241,193
Black3,3442,923375
Hispanic1,7651,238128
Native American3434
Asian9393
Other Race211151

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 22.93%.

Palestine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,236$35,778$24,285
Less Than 9th Grade$21,336$35,302$14,954
High School Graduate$26,220$34,547$19,578
Some College$30,038$33,355$22,414
Bachelors Degree$37,784$$36,250
Graduate Degree$52,404$53,240$42,586

$30,236

Average Earnings

$35,778

Average Male

$24,285

Average Female

Palestine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palestine Language by Age

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Palestine Language

83.30% of Palestine residents speak only English, while 16.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.78% of the population.

Palestine Language

Palestine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,8781,19724.54%
Native29620.69%
Hispanic3,96065916.64%
White8,33196411.57%
Other131NaN%
Multiple730557.53%

15.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.01%

Male Poverty Rate

18.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palestine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palestine is Black, with 24.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palestine is Multiple, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.82%.

Palestine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.09%
High School15.36%
Some College8.26%
Bachelors or Greater1.84%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.53%
Male Unemployed34.34%
Female Employed11.14%
Female Unemployed13.33%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palestine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,684$56,094
Families$46,992$59,886
Married Families$61,571-
Non Families$29,280$44,246
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Income by Household Type

Palestine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Palestine Marital Status by Race

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Palestine Marital Status

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856

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War107
First Gulf War185
Vietnam410
Korea78
World War II20

Palestine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3461
35 to 54212
55 to 6488
65 to 74226
75+269

Palestine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7578.74%
Black822.20%
2+ Races173.31%
Hispanic261.08%

Palestine Veterans by Race

Palestine Veterans by Education

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4.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palestine Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

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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74.63%

Born in Palestine

91.14%

Native Born

8.86%

Foreign Born

4.41%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.14% of Palestine residents were born in the United States, with 74.63% having been born in Texas. 4.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palestine Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802,9970.00%
18905,8382,8416.90%
19008,2972,4593.58%
191010,4822,1852.37%
192011,0395570.52%
193011,4454060.36%
194012,1446990.59%
195012,5033590.29%
196013,9741,4711.12%
197014,5255510.39%
198015,9481,4230.94%
199018,0422,0941.24%
200017,598-444-0.25%
201018,7121,1140.62%
201118,695-17-0.09%
201218,678-17-0.09%
201318,661-17-0.09%
201418,644-17-0.09%
201518,627-17-0.09%
201618,610-17-0.09%
201718,593-17-0.09%
201818,576-17-0.09%
201918,559-17-0.09%
202018,544-15-0.08%
202118,527-17-0.09%
202218,510-17-0.09%

Palestine Population by Year