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So far, we have found very little information about Palestine. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Palestine to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Palestine, please Contact Us.

About Palestine (Click for our profile page)

Our information shows that the community of Palestine is historic. The information below applies to the area where Palestine would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Palestine was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 550 feet [167.64 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Palestine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6945, Longitude: -91.7941     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palestine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   40° 41' 40"
Lon:   -91° 47' 38"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Bonaparte

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Palestine

GNIS ID:   465350
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Palestine)

About Van Buren County

The community of Keosauqua is the County Seat for Van Buren County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Van Buren)


2018:<5>     7,020   (7.27% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     7,570   (3.06% decrease since 2000)
2000:     7,809

Total Area:<6>   490.5 sq. miles [1,270.4 km²]   - of which 1.17% is water (5.73 sq. miles [14.8 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   3,670

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Van Buren

GNIS ID:   465277
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Palestine)

About Iowa

From the US Census


2018:     3,156,145   (3.6% increase since 2010)  
2010:     3,046,355   (4.1% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,926,324

Websites for State of Iowa

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Iowa

GNIS ID:   1779785
FIPS State:   19

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Palestine)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Palestine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palestine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Palestine, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Palestine.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Palestine. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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