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East Palestine, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of East Palestine had a population of 4,676 as of July 1, 2016. East Palestine ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Palestine is located at latitude 40.8391 and longitude -80.5466 in Columbiana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Palestine (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbiana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Village of East Palestine (GNIS ID: 2394603) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of East Palestine is located within Township of Unity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbiana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Palestine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Palestine: Mechanicsburg, Palestine.

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East Palestine, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,676
Population in Households 4,635
Population in Familes 3,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,484
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,905
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,287
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,352 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 553 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $89,942
Average Home Value $118,597


Median Household Income $43,714
Average Household Income $54,004
Per Capita Income $22,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.26%
Households 0.06% -0.13%
Families 0.06% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Palestine, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Palestine to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 300 75th
Population Density1 # 469 61st
Diversity Index2 # 948 22nd
Median Household Income # 787 35th
Per Capita Income # 750 38th

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