Galatia, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Saline
Coordinates 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083Coordinates: 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083
Area 1.98 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 1.95 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.03 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 933 (2010)
Density 516.5 / sq mi (199 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62935
Area code 618
Location of Galatia within Illinois
Location of Galatia within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Galatia, Illinois

Galatia is a village in Saline County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 933.


Galatia is named for Albert Gallatin.[1]


Galatia is located at 37°50′25″N 88°36′39″W / 37.84028°N 88.61083°W / 37.84028; -88.61083 (37.840409, -88.610815).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.98 square miles (5.1 km2), of which 1.95 square miles (5.1 km2) (or 98.48%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 1.52%) is water.[3]

There are coal mines in the vicinity of Galatia which have been used for climate change studies.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 933 people, 420 households, and 262 families residing in the village. The population density was 516.5 people per square mile (199.6/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 232.0 per square mile (89.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.12% White, 0.10% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.20% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 420 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 75.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $25,956 versus $16,154 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,810. About 12.9% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.


Galatia School District is one of four in Saline County. The other three school districts are Eldorado, Harrisburg, and Carrier Mills.

Grades - K-12

The school's sports teams are known as the Bearcats and Lady Cats. Galatia high school also co-ops with Thompsonville High school for softball and women's basketball. Galatia also co-ops with Eldorado High School for football, golf, and track and field.


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ An Underground Fossil Forest Offers Clues on Climate Change April 30, 2012
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.