Shawneetown is a city located in Gallatin County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Gallatin County. With a 2020 population of 1,018, it is the 681st largest city in Illinois and the 14775th largest city in the United States. Shawneetown is currently declining at a rate of -1.74% annually and its population has decreased by -19.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,272 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Shawneetown has a population density of 1,387 people per square mile.
The average household income in Shawneetown is $47,487 with a poverty rate of 38.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $423 per month, and the median house value is $64,400. The median age in Shawneetown is 39.8 years, 35 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shawneetownwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.95%.
98.66% of Shawneetown residents speak only English, while 1.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Shawneetown is White, with 36.06% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Shawneetown is Hispanic, with 3.45% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.84%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Shawneetown
100.00% of Shawneetown residents were born in the United States, with 66.98% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.