Galatia, Illinois

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Galatia is a village in Saline County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 1,013.

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Geography

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).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,013 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/sq mi (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.

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