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Palestine, Arkansas

Palestine is a city located in St. Francis County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 741.


\nPalestine is located at 34°58'25" North, 90°54'22" West (34.973480, -90.905994)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.4 km² (3.2 mi²). 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 741 people, 299 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density is 88.9/km² (230.2/mi²). There are 321 housing units at an average density of 38.5/km² (99.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.96% White, 13.23% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 299 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% are married couples living together, 15.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.01. In the city the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $24,904, and the median income for a family is $36,023. Males have a median income of $28,661 versus $18,816 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,462. 17.2% of the population and 16.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.5% are under the age of 18 and 19.0% are 65 or older.