Palestine, Texas Population 2021

17,420
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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.

Palestine Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palestine was:

  • White: 62.14%
  • Black or African American: 27.68%
  • Other race: 6.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.18%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Palestine, Texas is 17,420 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,885.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,712.

Palestine, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Palestine Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,17962.14%
Black or African American4,98027.68%
Some Other Race1,1086.16%
Two or More Races3932.18%
Asian2571.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.40%
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Palestine Population by Race

Palestine Population Pyramid $2021

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Palestine Median Age

33.7


Total

31.3


Male

35.8


Female

Palestine Adults

There are 13,271 adults, (2,631 of whom are seniors) in Palestine.

Palestine Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Palestine Sex Ratio

Female

9,201

51.15%

Male

8,788

48.85%

Palestine Population by Age

Palestine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palestine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.9%33.1%
All55%45%
Male54.3%45.7%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Female34.5%65.5%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palestine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4412.7455
Married2,8423.2866.9
Non Family2,0391.0850.2
Female1,1623.7334.5
Male3984.4954.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Palestine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7796.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,34611.80%
High School Graduate4,55339.91%
Some College2,34720.57%
Associates Degree9248.10%
Bachelors Degree9608.42%
Graduate Degree4994.37%
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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
White6,1395,3871,160
Black3,2392,638172
Hispanic1,7321,00561
Other Race459281
2+ Races15813355
Asian13593
Native American393911

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 34.81%.

Palestine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,376$32,865$24,742
Less Than 9th Grade$20,660$26,023$18,750
High School Graduate$26,061$28,854$23,523
Some College$26,633$34,719$22,215
Bachelors Degree$37,021$48,750$36,429
Graduate Degree$49,583$65,083$41,985

$27,376

Average Earnings

$32,865

Average Male

$24,742

Average Female

Palestine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palestine Language by Age

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Palestine Language

81.62% of Palestine residents speak only English, while 18.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.24% of the population.

Palestine Language

Palestine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4131,17313.94%
Black4,8551,07322.10%
Hispanic3,70886923.44%
Other1,10842037.91%
Multiple3938220.87%
Native654873.85%

18.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

20.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palestine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palestine is Native, with 73.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palestine is White, with 13.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.47%.

Palestine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.95%
Some College14.58%
High School12.87%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.80%
Female Unemployed22.68%
Female Employed13.07%
Male Employed5.87%

Palestine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palestine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,868$53,141
Families$45,810$54,357
Married Families$56,955-
Non Families$25,465$44,079
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Income by Household Type

Palestine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 45-54.

Palestine Marital Status by Race

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Palestine Marital Status

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1,032

Number of Veterans

930

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam457
Second Gulf War188
First Gulf War184
Korea68
World War II24

Palestine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+296
65 to 74251
35 to 54224
18 to 34148
55 to 64113

Palestine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8359.75%
Black1604.40%
Hispanic492.09%
Other Race223.13%
2+ Races157.65%

Palestine Veterans by Race

Palestine Veterans by Education

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14.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palestine Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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74.35%

Born in Palestine

91.31%

Native Born

8.69%

Foreign Born

5.43%

Non Citizen

3.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.31% of Palestine residents were born in the United States, with 74.35% having been born in Texas. 5.43% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,420-155-0.88%
202017,575-155-0.87%
201917,730-155-0.87%
201817,885-218-1.20%
201718,103-19-0.10%
201618,122500.28%
201518,072-111-0.61%
201418,183-181-0.99%
201318,364-122-0.66%
201218,486-99-0.53%
201118,585-123-0.66%
201018,7081,1100.61%
200017,598-444-0.25%
199018,0422,0941.24%
198015,9481,4230.94%
197014,5255510.39%
196013,9741,4711.12%
195012,5033590.29%
194012,1446990.59%
193011,4454060.36%
192011,0395570.52%
191010,4822,1852.37%
19008,2972,4593.58%
18905,8382,8416.90%
18802,9970.00%

Palestine Population by Year