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The City of Palestine had a population of 474 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Palestine is located at latitude 34.9723 and longitude -90.9026 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palestine 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 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.

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Palestine, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 474 (100%)
Population in Households 474 (100.0%)
Population in Families 393 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 143
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $40,724
Average Household Income $66,254
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $30,420
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $117,931
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -2.86% 0.08%
Households 0.40% 0.53%
Families   0.39%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.55%

Palestine, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palestine to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 295 53rd
Population Density # 452 28th
Median Household Income # 429 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 442 71st
Per Capita Income # 177 72nd
Diversity Index # 295 53rd

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