Galax city, Virginia Population 2018

Galax city, Virginia's estimated population is 6,625 with a growth rate of -0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Galax city, Virginia is the 124th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20176,625-39-0.59%
20166,664-194-2.83%
20166,858520.76%
20156,806-102-1.48%
20146,908-28-0.40%
20136,936791.15%
20126,857120.18%
20116,845-145-2.07%
20106,9903204.80%
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
White6,097
Black or African American470
Two or More Races181
Some Other Race99
Asian8
American Indian and Alaska Native3

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Galax city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Galax city, Virginia Median Age

45.1


Total

43.3


Male

47.3


Female

Galax city, Virginia Adults

There are 5,370 adults, (1,495 of which are seniors) in Galax city, Virginia.

Galax city, Virginia Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Galax city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,568

52.03%

Male

3,290

47.97%

Galax city, Virginia Households and Families

Galax city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Galax city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All56.5%43.5%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female42.8%57.2%
Male16.7%83.3%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galax city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7672.3356.5
Married1,0853.0680.2
Non Family1,0311.0946.1
Female4233.2942.8
Male2282.7416.7

2.93

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Galax city, Virginia Households

Galax city, Virginia Education

Galax city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4338.76%
9th to 12th Grade72514.67%
High School Graduate1,86137.66%
Some College1,14723.21%
Associates Degree2996.05%
Bachelors Degree2625.30%
Graduate Degree2144.33%

Galax city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0733,206472
Hispanic467322
Black375235
Multiple Races8636
Other Race579
Asian444
Native American3

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Galax city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,075$28,636$24,402
Less Than High School$20,716$19,850$22,109
High School Grad$22,568$25,313$19,063
Some College$31,932$37,257$27,212
Bachelors Degree$44,375$$42,308
Graduate Degree$24,453$$24,102

$26,075

Average Earnings

$28,636

Average Male

$24,402

Average Female

Galax city, Virginia Language

Galax city, Virginia Language by Age

Galax city, Virginia Language

87.16% of Galax city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 12.84% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.72% of the population.

Galax city, Virginia Poverty

Galax city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,8071,17324.40%
Hispanic1,19731626.40%
Multiple18111865.19%
Black46510522.58%
Other9988.08%

25.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.64%

Male Poverty Rate

23.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galax city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galax city, Virginia is Multiple, with 65.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galax city, Virginia is Other, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.91%.

Galax city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.03%
Some College21.96%
High School20.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Galax city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.79%
Male Unemployed35.23%
Female Employed12.54%
Male Employed10.15%

Galax city, Virginia Income

Galax city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,110$48,388
Families$43,048$53,170
Married Families$55,949$
Non Families$15,956$36,348

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Galax city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Galax city, Virginia Veterans

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by War

466

Number of Veterans

438

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam152
First Gulf War84
Second Gulf War72
Korea32
World War II19

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54154
65 to 74138
75+112
55 to 6457
18 to 345

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3958.24%
Black7116.99%
Hispanic101.62%

Galax city, Virginia Veterans by Education

12.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galax city, Virginia Employment Status

Galax city, Virginia Employment by Age

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Galax city, Virginia Employment by Race

Galax city, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Galax city, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Galax70006775-225-3.21%
Data Sources
  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