Galax, Virginia Population 2020

6,245
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Galax is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,245, it is the 54th largest city in Virginia and the 4203rd largest city in the United States. Galax is currently declining at a rate of -1.41% annually and its population has decreased by -11.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,042 in 2010. Galax reached it's highest population of 6,991 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Galax has a population density of 758 people per square mile.

The average household income in Galax is $49,125 with a poverty rate of 25.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $101,100. The median age in Galax is 45.1 years, 45.1 years for males, and 45.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males.

Galax Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Galax was:

  • White: 87.66%
  • Black or African American: 9.20%
  • Other race: 2.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Galax, Virginia is 6,245, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,423.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,042.

Galax, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,81987.66%
Black or African American6119.20%
Some Other Race1422.14%
Two or More Races470.71%
Asian190.29%
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Galax Population Pyramid 2020

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Galax Median Age

45.1


Total

45.1


Male

45.2


Female

Galax Adults

There are 5,225 adults, (1,505 of whom are seniors) in Galax.

Galax Age Dependency

78.4

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Galax Sex Ratio

Female

3,464

52.18%

Male

3,174

47.82%

Galax Households and Families

Galax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galax Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All65.6%34.4%
Non Family57%43%
Female52.9%47.1%
Male23.3%76.7%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7422.2865.6
Married1,2203.0384.6
Non Family9171.0657
Female3482.7752.9
Male2572.4123.3

2.82

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Galax Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade62912.76%
9th to 12th Grade78115.84%
High School Graduate1,64033.27%
Some College95619.39%
Associates Degree3156.39%
Bachelors Degree3657.40%
Graduate Degree2444.95%
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Galax Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9413,032595
Hispanic54919214
Black505271
Other Race9122
Multiple Races3838

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 15.10%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,991$31,250$21,942
Less Than High School$19,688$22,599$15,921
High School Grad$19,031$28,603$12,586
Some College$32,070$40,948$25,781
Bachelors Degree$53,036$$55,170
Graduate Degree$53,889$70,714$25,333

$25,991

Average Earnings

$31,250

Average Male

$21,942

Average Female

Galax Language

Galax Language by Age

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Galax Language

86.05% of Galax residents speak only English, while 13.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.04% of the population.

Galax Poverty

Galax Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7621,08222.72%
Hispanic1,09942138.31%
Black58910117.15%
Multiple473574.47%
Asian19842.11%
Other14242.82%

25.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.84%

Male Poverty Rate

25.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galax is Multiple, with 74.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galax is Other, with 2.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.19%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.97%
High School22.37%
Some College21.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.78%
Male Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed15.07%
Male Employed14.27%

Galax Income

Galax Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,938$49,125
Families$42,975$52,617
Married Families$52,708-
Non Families$18,678$39,335
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Galax Marital Status

Galax Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Galax Married by Age and Sex

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Galax Marriage

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

Galax Marital Status by Race

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Galax Veterans

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485

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam211
First Gulf War125
Second Gulf War73
Korea46
World War II6
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74160
35 to 54125
75+114
55 to 6479
18 to 347
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4028.80%
Black8315.90%
Hispanic172.74%

Galax Veterans by Education

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16.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galax Employment Status

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.34%

Born in Virginia

90.07%

Native Born

9.93%

Foreign Born

8.27%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.07% of Galax residents were born in the United States, with 59.34% having been born in Virginia. 8.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,245-89-1.41%
20196,334-89-1.39%
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%
20106,9911540.22%
20006,8371670.25%
19906,6701460.22%
19806,5242460.39%
19706,2781,0241.80%
19605,25460.01%
19505,2482,0535.09%
19403,1956512.30%
19302,5440.00%