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Galesburg, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Galesburg had a population of 31,454 as of July 1, 2016. Galesburg 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 Galesburg is located at latitude 40.9502 and longitude -90.3766 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of Galesburg (GNIS ID: 2394842) 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 Galesburg is located within Township of Galesburg City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galesburg 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 Galesburg: Galesburgh.

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


Total Population 31,454
Population in Households 27,834
Population in Familes 20,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,620
Population Density1 1,778
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 12,641
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 6,993
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,476 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,164 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,637 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $78,062
Average Home Value $93,920


Median Household Income $37,453
Average Household Income $50,726
Per Capita Income $21,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.35%
Households -0.45% -0.42%
Families -0.54% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

Galesburg, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galesburg 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 # 64 95th
Population Density1 # 362 74th
Diversity Index2 # 201 85th
Median Household Income # 1210 12th
Per Capita Income # 1125 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.