Galena, Illinois Population 2024

3,184

Galena is a city located in Jo Daviess County Illinois. Galena has a 2024 population of 3,184. It is also the county seat of Jo Daviess County.Galena is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -3.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,314 in 2020.

The average household income in Galena is $68,220 with a poverty rate of 9.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Galena is 59.7 years, 57.3 years for males, and 61.4 years for females.

Galena Demographics

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

  • White: 99%
  • Black or African American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
710.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.92% (-130)
The current population of Galena, Illinois is 3,184 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,314.

Galena, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,96299%
Black or African American180.6%
Asian120.4%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Galena Population by Race

Galena Population Pyramid 2024

Galena Median Age

59.7

Total

57.3

Male

61.4

Female

Galena Adults

There are 2,644 adults, (1,260 of whom are seniors) in Galena.

Galena Age Dependency

116.2

Age Dependency Ratio

91

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Galena Sex Ratio

Female1,68956.45%
Male1,30343.55%

Galena Population by Age

Galena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6611.7662.837.2
Non Family8591.0841.258.8
Married5892.2586.113.9
Female1373.5377.422.6
Male762.331000
showing: 5 rows

2.44

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Galena Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Galena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 83.82%.

Galena Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,428

Average Earnings

$41,556

Average Male

$25,040

Average Female

Galena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galena Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Galena Language

99.21% of Galena residents speak only English, while 0.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.41% of the population.

Galena Language

Galena Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,8712348.15%
Hispanic5757100%
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9.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.24%

Male Poverty Rate

8.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galena is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galena is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 18.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.47%.

Galena Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.71%
Bachelors or Greater6.3%
Some College4.23%
Less Than 9th Grade2.44%
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Galena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed17.98%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed3.6%
Female Unemployed
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Galena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galena Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Galena Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Galena Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Galena Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

274

Number of Veterans

274

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Galena Veterans by War

count

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Galena Veterans by Age

count

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Galena Veterans by Race

Galena Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galena Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Galena Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Galena Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Galena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.44%

Born in Galena

99.3%

Native Born

0.7%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.3% of Galena residents were born in the United States, with 41.44% having been born in Illinois. 0.13% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,009-35-1.15%
20283,044-35-1.14%
20273,079-35-1.12%
20263,114-35-1.11%
20253,149-35-1.1%
20243,184-35-1.09%
20233,219-35-1.08%
20223,254-35-1.06%
20213,289-25-0.75%
20203,3141615.11%
20193,153-24-0.76%
20183,177-29-0.9%
20173,206-47-1.44%
20163,253-32-0.97%
20153,285-46-1.38%
20143,331-17-0.51%
20133,348-33-0.98%
20123,381-21-0.62%
20113,402-7-0.21%
20103,409-51-1.47%
20003,460-187-5.13%
19903,647-229-5.91%
19803,876-54-1.37%
19703,930-480-10.88%
19604,410-238-5.12%
19504,64852212.65%
19404,1262486.4%
19303,878-864-18.22%
19204,742-93-1.92%
19104,835-170-3.4%
19005,005-630-11.18%
18905,635-816-12.65%
18806,451-568-8.09%
18707,019-1,177-14.36%
18608,1962,19236.51%
18506,004
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Galena Population by Year