Galax, Virginia Population 2021

6,345
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Galax is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 6,345, it is the 55th largest city in Virginia and the 4190th largest city in the United States . Galax is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -9.90% 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 770 people per square mile.

The average household income in Galax is $53,117 with a poverty rate of 23.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $574 per month, and the median house value is $96,600. The median age in Galax is 45 years, 44.8 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Galax Demographics

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

  • White: 89.64%
  • Black or African American: 7.53%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Two or more races: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Galax, Virginia is 6,345 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,042.

Galax, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,84289.64%
Black or African American4917.53%
Some Other Race1091.67%
Asian420.64%
Two or More Races170.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.25%
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Galax Population by Race

Galax Population Pyramid $2021

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Galax Median Age

45


Total

44.8


Male

45.3


Female

Galax Adults

There are 5,103 adults, (1,458 of whom are seniors) in Galax.

Galax Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Galax Sex Ratio

Female

3,427

52.59%

Male

3,090

47.41%

Galax Population by Age

Galax Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galax Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male23.8%76.2%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galax Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6632.3168.1
Married1,1723.0986.2
Non Family9671.0558.9
Female3313.1656.8
Male1932.3623.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Galax Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade54511.46%
9th to 12th Grade61212.87%
High School Graduate1,44430.37%
Some College1,09423.01%
Associates Degree3577.51%
Bachelors Degree3958.31%
Graduate Degree3076.46%
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Galax Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galax Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,0223,250687
Hispanic40014015
Black388190
Other Race8117
2+ Races1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.08%.

Galax Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,807$32,072$22,125
Less Than 9th Grade$19,267$19,978$15,850
High School Graduate$17,745$19,253$13,234
Some College$30,741$39,875$25,525
Bachelors Degree$51,932$$52,656
Graduate Degree$52,841$70,061$

$25,807

Average Earnings

$32,072

Average Male

$22,125

Average Female

Galax Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galax Language by Age

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Galax Language

87.29% of Galax residents speak only English, while 12.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.75% of the population.

Galax Language

Galax Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9311,07421.78%
Hispanic94536538.62%
Black470306.38%
Asian421330.95%
Multiple17847.06%

23.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.63%

Male Poverty Rate

23.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galax

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galax is Multiple, with 47.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galax is Black, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Galax Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.18%
High School25.09%
Some College17.26%
Bachelors or Greater7.35%

Galax Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.50%
Female Employed12.50%
Male Employed11.64%
Male Unemployed10.34%

Galax Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galax Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,575$53,117
Families$40,972$59,719
Married Families$53,688-
Non Families$21,042$39,940
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Income by Household Type

Galax Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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 Marital Status

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532

Number of Veterans

465

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam257
First Gulf War126
Second Gulf War102
Korea41
World War II

Galax Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74162
35 to 54138
55 to 64124
75+99
18 to 349

Galax Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4239.28%
Black10924.38%
Hispanic132.83%

Galax Veterans by Race

Galax Veterans by Education

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15.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galax Veterans by Education

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54.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Galax Employment by Age

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Galax Employment by Race

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Galax Employment by Education

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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64.16%

Born in Galax

93.46%

Native Born

6.54%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.46% of Galax residents were born in the United States, with 64.16% having been born in Virginia. 4.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galax Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,345-1-0.02%
20206,346-1-0.02%
20196,347-1-0.02%
20186,348-136-2.10%
20176,484-120-1.82%
20166,604-196-2.88%
20156,800-99-1.43%
20146,899-32-0.46%
20136,931791.15%
20126,85260.09%
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%

Galax Population by Year