Palestine Jobs

  • CDL-A Truck Driver - Dedicated Lanes

    Transport America - Palestine, TX

    SOLO AND TEAM CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED FOR DEDICATED RUNS Transport America is seeking professional flatbed covered wagon drivers! Solo and Team driver opportunities include drop and...

    from Transport America - 30+ days ago
  • Class A CDL Truck Driver

    Averitt Express - Palestine, TX

    $1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS LIMITED TIME! – ENDS 10/31/14! Dedicated/Supply chain drivers enjoy the many privileges that come with having consistent customers. Unlike some driver...

    from Averitt Express - 4 days ago
  • Local Truck Driving Jobs for Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers

    Chalk Mountain Services of Texas - Palestine, TX

    The Perfect Local Oil and Gas Trucking Job For Experienced Class A CDL Drivers Where We Pay What We Say Drivers close to Tyler, TX can earn serious money hauling sand on a home...

    from Chalk Mountain Services of Texas - 2 days ago
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Palestine, Texas

Palestine is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 17,598. It is the county seat of Anderson County and is situated in East Texas. Palestine was named for Palestine, Illinois, the home of an early settler. The largest employer is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which employs more than 3,900. Another 1,600 work at two Wal-Mart distribution centers. Other significant employers include a thriving medical and healthcare sector that tends to the large population of retirees. Finally a distinguishing mark of Palestine is that it is home to the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, which has flown 1700 high-altitude balloons for universities and research agencies. Palestine entered the news in February 2003, as one of the East Texas towns that received much of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster debris.

Palestine Careers

Among the most common occupations in Palestine are Sales and office occupations, 25%; Service occupations, 23%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 21%. Approximately 61 percent of workers in Palestine, Texas work for companies, 23 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Palestine Industries

The leading industries in Palestine, Texas are Educational, health and social services, 20%; Retail trade, 16%; and Public administration, 13%. Simply Hired's Palestine job listings indicate that the following industries in Palestine are hiring the most workers:

Palestine Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Palestine, Texas is $24,496, and the median income of households in Palestine was $30,497.

Average Salaries in Palestine, TX

Palestine, TX


According to our Palestine Trends data, the number of Palestine, Texas jobs has increased by 14% since October 2013.
Palestine job trends

Palestine Employment Statistics

Population of Palestine
Total population 17,598
Male 45.89%
Female 54.11%
Median age 34.4
Palestine Housing
Owner-occupied homes 62.1%
Median cost of a home $56,100
Median mortgage payment $428
Renter-occupied homes 37.9%
Vacant housing 13.4%
Median monthly rent $467
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $28,331
Median for all female full-time $20,662
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 11%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15%
High school graduate 31%
Some college, no degree 24%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 9%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 23%
Currently married 52%
Separated 3%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 12%
White 66%
Black or African American 25%
Asian 1%
Other 9%
Palestine Commute
Carpool 19.4%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 19 minutes

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