Galena, Illinois Population 2022

3,284
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Galena is a city located in Jo Daviess County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Jo Daviess County. With a 2020 population of 3,284, it is the 414th largest city in Illinois and the 8423rd largest city in the United States. Galena is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,308 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Galena has a population density of 733 people per square mile.

The average household income in Galena is $77,802 with a poverty rate of 7.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $717 per month, and the median house value is $149,100. The median age in Galena is 52.6 years, 46.6 years for males, and 56.3 years for females.

Galena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Galenawas:

  • White: 98.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Galena, Illinois is 3,284 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,308.

Galena, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Galena Population by Race

Galena Population Pyramid 2022

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Galena Median Age

53


Total

46.9


Male

59


Female

Galena Adults

There are 2,614 adults, (975 of whom are seniors) in Galena.

Galena Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

59.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Galena Sex Ratio

Female

1,752

55.30%

Male

1,416

44.70%

Galena Population by Age

Galena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galena Household Types

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galena Households and Families

2.53

Average Family Size

1.86

Average Household Size

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Galena Households by Type

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Galena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.09%.

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,493

Average Earnings

$32,253

Average Male

$28,836

Average Female

Galena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galena Language by Age

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Galena Language

88.73% of Galena residents speak only English, while 11.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.85% of the population.

Galena Language

Galena Poverty by Race

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7.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.98%

Male Poverty Rate

8.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galena is White, with 8.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galena is Hispanic, with 4.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.93%.

Galena Poverty

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Galena Poverty Rate by Education

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Galena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galena Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Galena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Galena Married by Age and Sex

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Galena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Galena Marital Status by Race

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Galena Marital Status

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165

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Galena Veterans by War

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Galena Veterans by Age

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Galena Veterans by Race

Galena Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galena Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

Galena Employment by Age

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Galena Employment by Race

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Galena 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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47.00%

Born in Galena

93.12%

Native Born

6.88%

Foreign Born

6.25%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.12% of Galena residents were born in the United States, with 47.00% having been born in Illinois. 6.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galena Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Galena Population by Year