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The City of Galva had a population of 2,529 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Galva is located at latitude 41.1692 and longitude -90.0372 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galva (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Galva (GNIS ID: 2394847) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Galva is located within Township of Galva, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galva: Gefle.

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Galva, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,529
Population in Households 2,529
Population in Familes 1,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 886
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,103
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $72,090
Average Home Value $84,059


Median Household Income $40,268
Average Household Income $52,835
Per Capita Income $22,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.39%
Households -0.2% -0.27%
Families -0.25% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
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.

Galva, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galva to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 462 66th
Population Density1 # 837 39th
Diversity Index2 # 610 55th
Median Household Income # 1124 18th
Per Capita Income # 962 30th

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