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Income/capita 49%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 78%
IndexPalestineArkansasNational
Income per capita$15,109$23,401$29,829
Median household income$35,170$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,795$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,250$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$33,304$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$16,833$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate8.3%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level16.7%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palestine is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Palestine is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palestine is 78% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palestine is 11% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $23,444$35,170$70,340
      City
      $28,221$42,336$84,672
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Palestine median earnings by income bracket

      Palestine employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.4%2.5%
      Manufacturing sector13.4%7.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%24.2%
      Public administration16.1%5.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.0%1.9%
      Education, health & social services5.4%20.4%
      Other15.2%31.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Moro, AR213$42,70823%
      Colt, AR455$37,76332%
      Wheatley, AR229$36,75034%
      Caldwell, AR531$35,50036%
      Forrest City, AR14,871$33,25040%
      Palestine, AR751$35,17036%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bradenville, PA751$41,87524%
      Manila, CA751$33,26440%
      Elkton, SD751$59,4647%
      Kirtland, NM751$78,50042%
      Echo, OR751$42,77823%
      Palestine, AR751$35,17036%
      Source: The Palestine, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).