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Palestine, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Palestine had a population of 652 as of July 1, 2016. Palestine ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palestine is located at latitude 34.9673 and longitude -90.9037 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palestine (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. St. Francis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The City of Palestine (GNIS ID: 2404462) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Palestine is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Francis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palestine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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City of Palestine, AR Boundary Map

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Palestine, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 652
Population in Households 652
Population in Familes 546
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $93,902


Median Household Income $35,136
Average Household Income $46,662
Per Capita Income $19,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.69% -0.75%
Households -0.53% -0.68%
Families -0.26% -0.9%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palestine, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palestine to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 264 51st
Population Density1 # 410 24th
Diversity Index2 # 222 59th
Median Household Income # 317 41st
Per Capita Income # 331 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.