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. 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 $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.
New Palestine is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, New Palestine’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.