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East Palestine, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of East Palestine had a population of 4,634 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.834 and longitude -80.5403 in Columbiana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Palestine 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Palestine: Mechanicsburg, Palestine.

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East Palestine, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

East Palestine, OH Housing Affordability Index is 213
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

East Palestine, OH Wealth Index is 56
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,634 (100%)
Population in Households 4,592 (99.1%)
Population in Families 3,701 (79.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,470
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,894
Average Household Income $56,882
Per Capita Income $23,046
Wealth Index4 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,434 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 450 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $88,107
Housing Affordability Index3 213
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,884
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,267
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.2% -0.36%
Households -0.08% -0.26%
Families -0.13% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 2019 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 # 302 75th
Population Density # 469 61st
Diversity Index # 912 25th
Median Household Income # 1093 10th
Per Capita Income # 924 24th

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