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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Galenawas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Galena
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.