Gallatin County is located in southeast Illinois. The County Seat is Shawneetown and the largest city is Shawneetown. The 2014 population estimate is 5,291 and the 2010 census population was 5,589. The land area is 323.07 square miles and there are 17.3 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 81.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $61,100, there are 2,369 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,862, the median household income is $40,330, and 17.2% of the persons in Gallatin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 548. Retail sales (in $1000) were $21,882, and sales per capita were $3,684.
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