Shawneetown, Illinois

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Shawneetown, Illinois

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High Points

Shawneetown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Shawneetown Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Shawneetown Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Shawneetown, Illinois

Comparing Shawneetown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Shawneetown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Gallatin
Standard Zip Codes 62984
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.713
Longitude -88.186

Shawneetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station CARMI 3
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Shawneetown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,410 100%
Male 660 46.8%
Female 750 53.2%
Under 18 306 21.7%
18+ 1,104 78.3%
65+ 279 19.8%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.83
White 1,356 96.2%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 2.3%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.7%

Estimated Shawneetown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,345
Growth -65
Growth % -4.6%

Shawneetown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 25.1%
German 19.6%
Irish 16.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
English 11.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Italian 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Dutch 1.6%
Scottish 0.7%
European 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Other Subsaharan African 0.5%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shawneetown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bowlesville (62984)
Gold Hill (62984)
Shawnee (62984)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shawneetown 1,410 $33,500
Equality 721 $27,625
Junction 139 $34,219
New Haven 477 $29,875
Old Shawneetown 278 $20,625
Omaha 263 $36,250
Ridgway 928 $36,786

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