New Palestine is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,370 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Palestine is the 213th largest community in Indiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in New Palestine, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to New Palestine, and putting down their money on brand new construction. New Palestine’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. New Palestine does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,750.00.
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 professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Palestine who work in management occupations (15.13%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and healthcare (10.49%).
Also of interest is that New Palestine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
One downside of living in New Palestine, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.88 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, New Palestine doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of New Palestine citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.12% of adults in New Palestine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Palestine in 2010 was $33,001, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in New Palestine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.