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Galena, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Galena had a population of 3,207 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Galena is located at latitude 42.4167 and longitude -90.429 in Jo Daviess County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galena 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galena: La Pointe.

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Galena, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,207 (100%)
Population in Households 3,131 (97.6%)
Population in Families 2,216 (69.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 76 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 716
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $53,844
Average Household Income $74,203
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $35,890
Wealth Index5 84


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,074 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $185,043
Average Home Value $216,830
Housing Affordability Index3 141


Total Households 1,555
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 823
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.56% -0.38%
Households -0.4% -0.3%
Families -0.7% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%

Galena, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galena to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 419 69th
Population Density # 932 32nd
Median Household Income # 887 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 202 15th
Per Capita Income # 334 76th
Diversity Index # 368 73rd

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