Palestine, a small town in Illinois, has a population of just over 1,000. Retirees should fit right in, as they account for 28% of the population compared to 14% nationally. At an average age of just under 45, the town's residents are older than most cities in Illinois. Just 26% of residents rent in Palestine, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $531/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Palestine will save around $521 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Palestine has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (10%). Further, 8% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Palestine residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 22% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Palestine workers bring in an average annual income of around $49,000, less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 19 minutes, the commute time for Palestine residents is shorter than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 37% of workers, while public transit isn't extensively used. A small percentage of residents walk to work.
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