Palestine, IL Population

Population: 1,366. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,342 (-1.8% change)
Males: 648 (47.4%), Females: 718 (52.6%)

Crawford County

Zip code: 62451

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $28,911
Median house value: $43,300

Races in Palestine:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (19.2%), German (14.7%), Irish (13.0%), English (10.2%), French (2.6%), Dutch (1.8%).

Elevation: 450 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palestine

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palestine village

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -277 (-16.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Palestine:

  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; ROBINSON, IL)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; SULLIVAN, IN)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palestine:

  • TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULMAN FIELD (about 38 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Abbreviation: HUF)
  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 56 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • EVANSVILLE REGIONAL (about 67 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Abbreviation: EVV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palestine:

  • ROBINSON MUNI (about 2 miles; ROBINSON, IL; Abbreviation: RSV)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY (about 15 miles; SULLIVAN, IN; Abbreviation: SIV)
  • LAWRENCEVILLE-VINCENNES INTL (about 18 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: LWV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palestine:

  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 31 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 62 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; GREENCASTLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 72 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
Public primary/middle schools in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 102 N MAIN ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • PALESTINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 203 S WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Palestine:

  • PALESTINE P.L.D. (Operating income: $74,052; Location: 116 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 18,121 books; 991 audio materials; 569 video materials; 28 serial subscriptions)

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