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Galva, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Galva had a population of 2,489 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galva: Gefle.

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


Total Population 2,489
Daytime Population: Workers 855
Daytime Population: Residents 1,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,233
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 2,489
Population in Familes 1,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 872
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $40,621
Average Household Income $54,604
Per Capita Income $23,679


Total Housing Units 1,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $75,223
Average Home Value $87,986


Total Households 1,083
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 672
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 -0.54% -0.51%
Households -0.43% -0.43%
Families -0.46% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 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 # 464 66th
Population Density # 836 39th
Diversity Index # 618 55th
Median Household Income # 1161 15th
Per Capita Income # 986 28th

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