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The City of Galesburg had a population of 30,677 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galesburg: Galesburgh.


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Galesburg, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 30,677
Population in Households 27,058
Population in Familes 19,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,619
Population Density2 1,734
Diversity Index3 47
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,034
Average Household Income $53,937
Per Capita Income $22,573

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,136 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,183 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,860 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $80,911
Average Home Value $99,432
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,319
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 6,775
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.58% -0.77%
Households -0.65% -0.86%
Families -0.79% -1.04%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2018 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 # 65 95th
Population Density # 365 73rd
Diversity Index # 207 85th
Median Household Income # 1207 12th
Per Capita Income # 1142 17th

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