Gallatin County, Illinois

Gallatin County: County in Illinois, United States


Gallatin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,589 and a population density of 7 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 4,793 inhabitants. Its county seat is Shawneetown. The county was created 211 years ago in 1811.

Gallatin County locator map
Location of Gallatin County on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Gallatin County

Population : 4,793 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
Different from : Gallatin County, Gallatin County
Area : 851 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.6%
Land as percent of area : 98.4%
Named for : Albert Gallatin
Capital : Shawneetown
Establishment : January 01, 1812
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:18:51 (1st October 2023)
Density : 6 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -16.61% (2010-2020)
Weather : 57℉ Clear 7-days weather
Gallatin County Courthouse  New Shawneetown image
Gallatin County Courthouse New Shawneetown
Gallatin County Courthouse  New Shawneetown image


Gallatin County is located at 37°45'46"N 88°13'50"W (37.7627500, -88.2305000). It has 6 neighbors: Hamilton County, Hardin County, Saline County, White County, Posey County and Union County.

Gallatin County map

The largest city of Gallatin County is Shawneetown with a population of 1,070. Other cities include, Equality population 512, Cottonwood population 503, Elba population 271 and Old Shawneetown population 164. See all Gallatin County cities & populated places.

Gallatin County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Gallatin County.

City Name Population Title
Shawneetown 1,070 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Ridgway 742 Township in Gallatin County, Illinois
Equality 512 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Cottonwood 503 Unincorporated community in Illinois
New Haven 377 Village in Illinois
Elba 271 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Omaha 199 Village in Illinois, USA
Old Shawneetown 164 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Junction 110 Village in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States


Gallatin County forecast: Clear, with a low around 57. East wind around 3 mph. more

Gallatin County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Gallatin County decreased by 16.61% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,589 - census
2011 5,490 -1.8% estimation process
2012 5,390 -1.86% estimation process
2013 5,386 -0.07% estimation process
2014 5,278 -2.05% estimation process
2015 5,221 -1.09% estimation process
2016 5,157 -1.24% estimation process
2017 5,071 -1.7% estimation process
2018 5,045 -0.52% estimation process
2019 4,828 -4.49% estimation process
2020 4,793 -0.73% estimation process

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People born in Gallatin County (2)

People born in Gallatin County, including Politician and lawyer Andrew J. Kuykendall, pioneer and judge Gillum Baley, .


Other places with the same name (3)

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