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Gallatin County, Illinois (IL)


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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:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 324 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  44.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,724  (55.9%)
Females: 2,865  (44.1%)

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Gallatin County,IL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gallatin County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,252 ($26,118 in 1999)
This county:

$30252
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $257 (lower quartile is $154, upper quartile is $309)
This county:

$257
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $52,366 (it was $42,700 in 2000)
Gallatin County:

$52,366
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,134 - $83,594

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,830
Here:

$112,830
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $18,008
Here:

$18,008
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,486
Here:

$129,486
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $43,575
Here:

$43,575
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 0

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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%)


Gallatin County household income distribution in 2009 Gallatin County home values distribution


Gallatin County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

20.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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.

Cities in this county include: Shawneetown, Ridgway, Equality, New Haven, Old Shawneetown, Omaha, Junction.

Gallatin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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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

 

Neighboring counties: Hamilton County , Hardin County , Posey County, Indiana , Saline County , White County , Union County, Kentucky .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 294
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 23 (43% naturalized citizens)

Gallatin County:

0.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.0%

Gallatin County marital status for males
Gallatin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gallatin County with a mortgage: 533 (42 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 852

Here:

38.5% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.03%
Here44.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,838
Total congregations: 22

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1,139 (40.1%)908 (32.0%)236 (8.3%)199 (7.0%)356 (12.5%)
Congregations4 (18.2%)3 (13.6%)4 (18.2%)1 (4.5%)10 (45.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gallatin County - Shawneetown, Ridgway, Equality, New Haven, Old Shawneetown

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gallatin County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Gallatin County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

15.4%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Gallatin County:

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

Tornado activity:

Gallatin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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:


The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Gallatin County (%):





Gallatin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,037 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 357 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 34 (1%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 104 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


52 people in nursing homes
19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
21 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
4 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,234.

5.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.91% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($16,598 average AGI)
2.49% relocated from other states ($11,624 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

2.49%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Saline County, IL  1.11% ($32,375 average AGI)
from White County, IL  0.60% ($41,385)
from Posey County, IN  0.46% ($25,900)


5.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.78% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($18,146 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($9,195 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

1.89%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Saline County, IL  1.47% ($28,281 average AGI)
to White County, IL  1.06% ($31,217)

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:

Households: 5,564

Size of family households: 794 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 242 4-persons, 118 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 747 1-person, 88 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-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:

Births: 369
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 464
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -198
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gallatin County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 402
  • 5 rooms: 562
  • 6 rooms: 508
  • 7 rooms: 363
  • 8 rooms: 197
  • 9+ rooms: 121
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 138
  • 5 rooms: 146
  • 6 rooms: 85
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gallatin County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 739
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,039
  • 4 bedrooms: 294
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 93
  • 2 bedrooms: 219
  • 3 bedrooms: 160
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Gallatin County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 684
  • 2 vehicles: 849
  • 3 vehicles: 394
  • 4 vehicles: 136
  • 5+ vehicles: 43
  • no vehicle: 108
  • 1 vehicle: 225
  • 2 vehicles: 131
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Gallatin County:

66.1%
State average:

58.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.5%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (60.1%)
  • Electricity (21.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

1.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

4.2%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Gallatin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Gallatin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Gallatin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Gallatin County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10879.7 years
John9673.3 years
James8773.5 years
Charles7577.1 years
William6675.8 years
George5376.6 years
Robert4872.8 years
Thomas3174.3 years
Joseph3073.7 years
Anna2982.2 years
Most common last names in Gallatin County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Drone4975.1 years
Williams4277.2 years
Smith3876.8 years
Downen2880.2 years
Patton2475.9 years
Barnett2372.4 years
Jones2376.3 years
Moore2378.7 years
Cox2075.7 years
Wilson1873.7 years

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