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Galena, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Galena had a population of 3,389 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galena: La Pointe.

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


Total Population 3,389
Population in Households 3,314
Population in Familes 2,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 780
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,596
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,045 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $170,189
Average Home Value $199,904


Median Household Income $48,808
Average Household Income $60,804
Per Capita Income $28,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.08%
Households -0.29% -0.01%
Families -0.47% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

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, 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 # 416 70th
Population Density1 # 905 34th
Diversity Index2 # 346 75th
Median Household Income # 825 40th
Per Capita Income # 442 68th

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