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Galena, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Galena had a population of 3,413 as of July 1, 2017. Galena ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Galena is located at latitude 42.4221 and longitude -90.4278 in Jo Daviess County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galena (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jo Daviess County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Galena (GNIS ID: 2394840) 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 Galena is located within Township of West Galena, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jo Daviess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galena: La Pointe.

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Galena, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,413
Daytime Population: Workers 2,638
Daytime Population: Residents 1,716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,354
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 3,337
Population in Familes 2,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 785
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,811
Average Household Income $63,783
Per Capita Income $30,334


Total Housing Units 1,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,051 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $168,924
Average Home Value $205,548


Total Households 1,619
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 875
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% 0.12%
Households -0.05% 0.1%
Families -0.25% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Galena, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galena to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 412 70th
Population Density # 897 35th
Diversity Index # 335 76th
Median Household Income # 753 45th
Per Capita Income # 412 70th

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