Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$21,436$31,502$29,829
Median household income$33,750$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,232$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,042$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$27,262$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$13,889$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate9.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level23.2%14.0%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palestine is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Palestine is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palestine is 97% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palestine is 54% higher than the national average

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      $22,497 $33,750 $67,500
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      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Palestine median earnings by income bracket

      Palestine employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.7%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector34.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%12.3%
      Public administration6.1%9.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.2%33.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Stoy, IL130$68,75024.3%
      Hutsonville, IL554$50,3139.1%
      West Union, IL478$45,15618.4%
      West York, IL108$44,11820.3%
      Robinson, IL7,447$43,15322.0%
      Palestine, IL1,224$33,75039.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Green Valley, CA1,224$66,71020.6%
      Anton, TX1,224$35,38536.0%
      Stanleytown, VA1,224$43,97120.5%
      Falling Waters, WV1,224$75,36536.2%
      New Bandon, NB1,224n/a 
      Palestine, IL1,224$33,75039.0%
      Source: The Palestine, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).