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. 2013 cost of living index in Gallatin County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.4%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.8%), Construction (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gallatin County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
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 2013: $39,913 ($26,118 in 1999)

This county:

$39913
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $253 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $374)
This county:

$253
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,843 (it was $42,700 in 2000)
Gallatin:

$56,843
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $26,902 - $87,845
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $761
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $313

Institutionalized population: 0
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $843 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $612 (1.3%)

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 2013: 17.2%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Gallatin County:

17.8%
Illinois:

14.7%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.4% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 63 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 2 years old, Other race residents: 52 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gallatin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,45310
Catholic1,2464
Mainline Protestant2709
Other1-
None2,619-
Gallatin County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Gallatin County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Gallatin County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gallatin County:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Gallatin County:

27.0%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 6504897.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Gallatin County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 Gallatin 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 the 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 Gallatin 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (48%)
  • Pakistan (22%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Japan (9%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (18%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • English (13%)
  • French (except Basque) (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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 2010 was $52,119.

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.58% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($24,981 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($9,085 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

1.55%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Saline County, IL  1.40% ($44,034 average AGI)
from White County, IL  0.68% ($43,857)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.90% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($25,291 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($8,812 average AGI)
Gallatin County:

1.73%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Saline County, IL  2.26% ($34,723 average AGI)
to White County, IL  0.72% ($41,533)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.48% ($34,400)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 15.1

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.

1,012 married couples with children.
307 single-parent households (59 men, 248 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2004: 160
  • 1990 to 1999: 284
  • 1980 to 1989: 400
  • 1970 to 1979: 590
  • 1960 to 1969: 389
  • 1950 to 1959: 256
  • 1940 to 1949: 203
  • 1939 or earlier: 457
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Gallatin County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $807,000
    General - Other: $434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $296,000
    Police Protection: $222,000
    Financial Administration: $182,000
    Central Staff Services: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Health Services - Other: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $669,000

Gallatin County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $262,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $376,000
    Interest Earnings: $78,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $443,000
    Highways: $286,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
  • Tax - Property: $645,000

Gallatin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,927,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gallatin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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