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Galatia is a township in Saline County, in the Harrisburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Galatia. For links to other places called Galatia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Galatia is 37.833N. The longitude is -88.65W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 384 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,386.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galatia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saline County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62935 ZIP code.
18% of Galatia residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galatia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galatia was $14,068, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Galatia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Galatia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $193. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $545.
Saline County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galatia political report.
The average commute time for Galatia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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