Palestine is a city located in Anderson County Texas. It is also the county seat of Anderson County. With a 2020 population of 17,420, it is the 163rd largest city in Texas and the 2078th largest city in the United States . Palestine is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -6.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,712 in 2010. Palestine reached it's highest population of 18,708 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Palestine has a population density of 897 people per square mile.
The average household income in Palestine is $53,141 with a poverty rate of 18.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $99,400. The median age in Palestine is 33.7 years, 31.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.