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Shawneetown, Illinois

Shawneetown
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Gallatin
Coordinates
Area 0.68 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.68 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,410 (2000)
Density 1,181.8 / sq mi (456 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62984
Area code 618
Location of Shawneetown within Illinois
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Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,410 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gallatin County.[1]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable person 4
  • Further reading 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Shawneetown is located at .[2]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.8 km2), of which 0.68 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 100%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 1.47%) is water.[3]

History

The present town was established in 1937 after the Ohio River flood of 1937 inundated what is now Old Shawneetown, Illinois.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,410 people, 632 households, and 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,181.8 people per square mile (457.5/km²). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 580.8/sq mi (224.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.17% White, 0.50% African American, 2.34% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 632 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,789, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $32,368 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,834. About 20.8% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.2% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person

Further reading

  • 1887. History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
  • Musgrave, Jon, ed. 2002. Handbook of Old Gallatin County and Southeastern Illinois. Marion, Ill.: IllinoisHistory.com. 464 pages.
  • Musgrave, Jon. 2004, Rev. ed. 2005. Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw: The Real Story of the Old Slave House and America's Reverse Underground R.R.. Marion, Ill.: IllinoisHistory.com. 608 pages.
  • Waggoner, Horace Q., interviewer. 1978. "Lucille Lawler Memoir" Shawneetown Bank Project. Sangamon State University. Springfield, Ill.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Shawneetown High School http://www.lth6.k12.il.us/schools/gallatin/new_shawneetown.htm
  • Shawneetown history http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilgalla2/shawneetown.html
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