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Galatia is a village in Saline County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 933.

Galatia
Location of Galatia in Saline County, Illinois.
Location of Galatia in Saline County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083Coordinates: 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountySaline
Area
 • Total1.98 sq mi (5.13 km2)
 • Land1.95 sq mi (5.06 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total933
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
908
 • Density465.16/sq mi (179.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62935
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-28261
Wikimedia CommonsGalatia, Illinois

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HistoryEdit

Galatia is named for Albert Gallatin.[3]

GeographyEdit

Galatia is located at 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083 (37.840409, -88.610815).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Galatia has a total area of 1.979 square miles (5.13 km2), of which 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2) (or 98.53%) is land and 0.029 square miles (0.08 km2) (or 1.47%) is water.[5]

There are coal mines in the vicinity of Galatia which have been used for climate change studies.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880674
1890519−23.0%
190064223.7%
191074516.0%
192086315.8%
19309338.1%
19409865.7%
1950933−5.4%
1960830−11.0%
1970792−4.6%
19801,04231.6%
1990983−5.7%
20001,0133.1%
2010933−7.9%
Est. 2016908[2]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 933 people, 420 households, and 262 families residing in the village. The population density was 516.5 people per square mile (199.6/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 232.0 per square mile (89.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.12% White, 0.10% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.20% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 420 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $25,956 versus $16,154 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,810. About 12.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Galatia School District is one of four in Saline County. The other three school districts are Eldorado, Harrisburg, and Carrier Mills.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  6. ^ An Underground Fossil Forest Offers Clues on Climate Change April 30, 2012
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 2001-2002,' Biographical Sketch of Jim Fowler, pg. 130