New Palestine is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,221 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Palestine is the 213th largest community in Indiana. New Palestine has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in New Palestine, where the median household income is $66,339.00.
New Palestine real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although New Palestine house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
New Palestine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Palestine is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Palestine who work in office and administrative support (18.88%), management occupations (12.23%), and sales jobs (8.87%).
Because of many things, New Palestine is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Palestine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Palestine perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
New Palestine is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, New Palestine is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.88% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in New Palestine in 2010 was $33,001, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,004 for a family of four. However, New Palestine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call New Palestine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Palestine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Palestine include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in New Palestine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Spanish.