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Shawneetown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Shawneetown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gallatin County at latitude 37.717 and longitude -88.1863. Gallatin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Shawneetown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shawneetown, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Shawneetown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Shawneetown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shawneetown: New Shawneetown Station.

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Shawneetown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,214
Population in Households 1,202
Population in Familes 960
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,799
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $46,193
Average Home Value $57,692


Median Household Income $39,583
Average Household Income $47,451
Per Capita Income $20,104
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.48% -0.6%
Households -0.4% -0.54%
Families 0.72% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shawneetown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shawneetown to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 651 52nd
Population Density1 # 344 75th
Diversity Index2 # 685 50th
Median Household Income # 1172 14th
Per Capita Income # 1162 15th

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