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East Palestine, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of East Palestine had a population of 4,642 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Palestine: Mechanicsburg, Palestine.

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East Palestine, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,642
Daytime Population: Workers 1,527
Daytime Population: Residents 2,503
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 4,600
Population in Familes 3,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,473
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,574
Average Household Income $58,450
Per Capita Income $23,751


Total Housing Units 2,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,345 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $92,940
Average Home Value $122,103


Total Households 1,883
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.53%
Households -0.11% -0.45%
Families -0.13% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2017 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 # 301 75th
Population Density # 471 61st
Diversity Index # 919 24th
Median Household Income # 717 41st
Per Capita Income # 698 43rd

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