New Palestine, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


New Palestine Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL New Palestine Content

Also See: New Palestine, IN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

New Palestine, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of New Palestine had a population of 2,219 as of July 1, 2017. New Palestine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Palestine is located at latitude 39.7251 and longitude -85.8887 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Palestine (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Town of New Palestine (GNIS ID: 2396805) 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 Town of New Palestine is located within Township of Sugar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New 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 New Palestine: Palestine, Sugar Creek.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Town of New Palestine, IN Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | IN Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Sugar Creek | Hancock County | Indiana Counties

Search the map for:

New Palestine, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,219
Daytime Population: Workers 626
Daytime Population: Residents 1,042
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,668
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 2,219
Population in Familes 1,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,871
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $71,269
Average Household Income $91,811
Per Capita Income $35,215


Total Housing Units 893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 696 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $212,261
Average Home Value $235,730


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 637
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 1.06% 1.53%
Households 1.03% 1.55%
Families 1.13% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

New Palestine, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Palestine to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 209 69th
Population Density # 154 78th
Diversity Index # 576 14th
Median Household Income # 48 93rd
Per Capita Income # 40 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.

Indiana Research Tools

Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Indiana Census Data
Highest or Lowest: