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. Much of the housing stock in New Palestine was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local New Palestine economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in New Palestine, where the median household income is $65,947.00.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Palestine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.05%), management occupations (11.21%), and sales jobs (7.50%).
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.
Being a small town, New Palestine does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, New Palestine is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.88% of adults in New Palestine have a college degree.
The per capita income in New Palestine in 2010 was $29,300, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,200 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 Spanish and West Germanic languages.