Galax city, Virginia Population 2019

Galax city, Virginia's estimated population is 6,487 with a growth rate of -1.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Galax city, Virginia is the 125th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20186,423-64-0.99%
20176,487-89-1.35%
20166,576-222-3.27%
20156,798-106-1.54%
20146,904-31-0.45%
20136,935801.17%
20126,85590.13%
20116,846-145-2.07%
20106,9913214.81%
19906,6701462.24%
19806,5242463.92%
19706,2781,02419.49%
19605,2540.00%

Galax city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,999
Black or African American490
Some Other Race187
Two or More Races102
Asian6
American Indian and Alaska Native4

Galax city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Galax city, Virginia Median Age

46.6


Total

44.6


Male

47.8


Female

Galax city, Virginia Adults

There are 5,415 adults, (1,561 of whom are seniors) in Galax city, Virginia.

Galax city, Virginia Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galax city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,484

51.33%

Male

3,304

48.67%

Galax city, Virginia Households and Families

Galax city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Galax city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All59%41%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female44.4%55.6%
Male15.8%84.2%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8372.2559
Married1,1792.9782.9
Non Family1,0281.0647.1
Female3963.0644.4
Male2342.515.8

2.82

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Galax city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4128.19%
9th to 12th Grade77015.30%
High School Graduate1,82436.24%
Some College1,18523.54%
Associates Degree3236.42%
Bachelors Degree2865.68%
Graduate Degree2334.63%

Galax city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,1243,203507
Hispanic50336512
Black375256
Other Race10219
Multiple Races3939
Native American4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,110$30,813$24,973
Less Than High School$21,939$21,964$21,920
High School Grad$26,373$30,160$18,636
Some College$29,583$37,525$25,401
Bachelors Degree$49,167$70,417$45,714
Graduate Degree$$72,500$24,519

$27,110

Average Earnings

$30,813

Average Male

$24,973

Average Female

Galax city, Virginia Language

Galax city, Virginia Language by Age

Galax city, Virginia Language

89.34% of Galax city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 10.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.81% of the population.

Galax city, Virginia Poverty

Galax city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9241,04521.22%
Hispanic99717017.05%
Black47712025.16%
Multiple1026765.69%
Other18742.14%

21.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.19%

Male Poverty Rate

20.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galax city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galax city, Virginia is Multiple, with 65.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galax city, Virginia is Other, with 2.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.31%.

Name Poverty
Some College23.68%
High School18.37%
Less Than High School16.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.79%
Female Unemployed32.41%
Female Employed9.47%
Male Employed8.87%

Galax city, Virginia Income

Galax city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,311$50,988
Families$44,512$56,139
Married Families$54,818-
Non Families$16,829$38,201

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Galax city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Galax city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Galax city, Virginia Veterans

437

Number of Veterans

401

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam143
First Gulf War115
Second Gulf War64
Korea39
World War II20

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3777.80%
Black6013.95%
Hispanic152.71%

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by Education

9.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galax city, Virginia Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Galax city, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990