County population in 2012: 5,430 (all rural); it was 6,445 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 764 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,117 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,210 Renter-occupied apartments: 522 (it was 516 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 324 sq. mi. Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gallatin County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Manufacturing (10.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $493 (0.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $342 (0.7%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.6%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 61 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gallatin County is $408 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Gallatin County: Talbott Landing (A), Saline Mines (B), High Knob Picnic Area (C), High Knob Recreation Site (D), Pine Ridge Campground (E), Pounds Hollow Recreation Area (F), Indian Wall Picnic Area (G), Rim Rock Forest Trail Point of Interest (H), Rim Rock Recreation Area (I), Lakeview Picnic Area (J). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Gallatin County include: Old Cottonwood Church (A), Asbury Church (B), Bethlehem Church (C), Pisgah Church (D), Poplar Church (E), Ringold Church (F), Saint Patricks Church (G), Fields Church (H), Hazel Ridge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Barnett Cemetery (1), Westwood Cemetery (2), Callicott Cemetery (3), Campground Cemetery (4), Hickory Hill Catholic Cemetery (5), Kanady Cemetery (6), Level Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), Fehrer Lake (B), Long Pond (C), Big Lake (D), Black Lake (E), Mud Lake (F), Round Pond (G), Clark Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cockerel Branch (A), White Oak Creek (B), North Fork Saline River (C), Cane Creek (D), Bear Creek (E), Running Slough (F), Little Wabash River (G), Hutt Creek (H), Eagle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 826 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $155,641 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $225.09 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.60% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $154,720 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.19% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.68% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $206,004 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.70% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.20 Corn for grain: 58383 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 5248 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 56744 harvested acres Land in orchards: 13 acres
Gallatin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Gallatin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from the county center On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the county center On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the county center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from Gallatin County center On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the county center On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 9, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1850): July 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1850, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1826): March 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1826, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3230): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Illinois Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared (EM-3199): February 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1416): May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to April 1, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1170): March 21, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1170, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1112): May 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 26, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-373): April 26, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (8) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Births per 1000 population in Gallatin County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Gallatin County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gallatin County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,379 (1,153 aged, 226 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 845.250 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1219.120 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 32.51
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.25
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 4,597 (1,188 male householders, 368 female householders)
1,216 spouses, 1,396 children (1,258 natural, 39 adopted, 99 stepchildren), 179 grandchildren, 27 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 41 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 967 (383 male householders (322 living alone)), 464 female householders (425 living alone)), 120 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 25 (0 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 794 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 242 4-persons, 118 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.
97.8% of residents of Gallatin County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $63,556,000 ($10287 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $511,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,219,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,484,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,634,000 Federal grants: $11,529,000 Federal procurement contracts: $8,008,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,682,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $256,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,803,000 Federal Government insurance: $29,926,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
60 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
43 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +8
+1 per 1000 residents
+26 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -198
-32 per 1000 residents
-31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gallatin County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.25 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 32
2000 to 2004: 132
1990 to 1999: 270
1980 to 1989: 309
1970 to 1979: 721
1960 to 1969: 438
1950 to 1959: 303
1940 to 1949: 364
1939 or earlier: 623
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gallatin County, Illinois
66% of Gallatin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Illinois.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4615
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gallatin County