Galena, Illinois Population 2021

3,120
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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 3,120, it is the 411th largest city in Illinois and the 6131st largest city in the United States . Galena is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -9.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,429 in 2010. Galena reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Galena has a population density of 696 people per square mile.

The average household income in Galena is $77,802 with a poverty rate of 6.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $150,900. 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: 98.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Galena, Illinois is 3,120 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,158.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,429.

Galena, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,21398.89%
Black or African American280.86%
Some Other Race80.25%
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Galena Population by Race

Galena Population Pyramid $2021

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Galena Median Age

52.6


Total

46.6


Male

56.3


Female

Galena Adults

There are 2,644 adults, (962 of whom are seniors) in Galena.

Galena Age Dependency

93.2

Age Dependency Ratio

57.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Galena Sex Ratio

Female

1,750

53.86%

Male

1,499

46.14%

Galena Population by Age

Galena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female58.1%41.9%
All65.5%34.5%
Married79.6%20.4%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5702.0165.5
Married7782.7379.6
Non Family6681.150.4
Female1242.3558.1
Male00

2.68

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Galena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2489.90%
9th to 12th Grade883.51%
High School Graduate79031.52%
Some College46818.68%
Associates Degree1174.67%
Bachelors Degree54221.63%
Graduate Degree25310.10%
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Galena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,2692,113774
Hispanic2144321
Black2314

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.11%.

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,389$32,358$28,494
Less Than 9th Grade$28,750$33,750$27,043
High School Graduate$30,452$30,640$29,833
Some College$41,420$$18,917
Bachelors Degree$28,472$$29,623
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,389

Average Earnings

$32,358

Average Male

$28,494

Average Female

Galena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galena Language by Age

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Galena Language

88.25% of Galena residents speak only English, while 11.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.75% of the population.

Galena Language

Galena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,7881836.56%
Hispanic385215.45%

6.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.60%

Male Poverty Rate

6.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galena is White, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galena is Hispanic, with 5.45% 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 10.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.60%.

Galena Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.35%
Some College7.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.94%
Less Than 9th Grade4.73%

Galena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.33%
Female Employed4.02%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Galena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,851$77,802
Families$73,911$104,813
Married Families$76,554-
Non Families$29,583$41,328
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Income by Household Type

Galena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

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 45-54.

Galena Marital Status by Race

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Galena Marital Status

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235

Number of Veterans

235

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam141
Korea21
First Gulf War17
Second Gulf War17
World War II3

Galena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74101
75+100
55 to 6417
35 to 5417
18 to 34

Galena Veterans by Age

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Galena Veterans by Race

Galena Veterans by Education

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5.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galena Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

1%

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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51.34%

Born in Galena

93.20%

Native Born

6.80%

Foreign Born

6.49%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.20% of Galena residents were born in the United States, with 51.34% having been born in Illinois. 6.49% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,120-19-0.61%
20203,139-19-0.60%
20193,158-19-0.60%
20183,177-30-0.94%
20173,207-45-1.38%
20163,252-36-1.09%
20153,288-46-1.38%
20143,334-19-0.57%
20133,353-32-0.95%
20123,385-20-0.59%
20113,405-7-0.21%
20103,412-48-0.14%
20003,460-187-0.52%
19903,647-229-0.61%
19803,876-54-0.14%
19703,930-480-1.15%
19604,410-238-0.52%
19504,6485221.20%
19404,1262480.62%
19303,878-864-1.99%
19204,742-93-0.19%
19104,835-170-0.34%
19005,005-630-1.18%
18905,635-816-1.34%
18806,451-568-0.84%
18707,019-1,177-1.54%
18608,1962,1923.16%
18506,0040.00%

Galena Population by Year