New Palestine is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,559 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 $90,278.00.
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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Palestine who work in office and administrative support (16.68%), management occupations (15.86%), and healthcare (7.60%).
Because of many things, New Palestine is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making New Palestine a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, New Palestine has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, New Palestine’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in New Palestine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Palestine, the average commute to work is 31.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
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%): 37.81% of adults in New Palestine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Palestine in 2018 was $37,209, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,836 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. Important ancestries of people in New Palestine include German, Irish, English, French, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in New Palestine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.