Galesburg, Illinois Population 2022

29,624
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Galesburg is a city located in Knox County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Knox County. With a 2020 population of 29,624, it is the 67th largest city in Illinois and the 1537th largest city in the United States. Galesburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -1.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,052 in 2020. Spanning over 18 miles, Galesburg has a population density of 1,670 people per square mile.

The average household income in Galesburg is $51,294 with a poverty rate of 19.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $622 per month, and the median house value is $76,400. The median age in Galesburg is 40.3 years, 38.1 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Galesburg Demographics

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

  • White: 78.90%
  • Black or African American: 13.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Other race: 2.47%
  • Asian: 1.70%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Galesburg, Illinois is 29,624 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,052.

Galesburg, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201052,9120.00%
201152,705-207-0.39%
201252,302-403-0.77%
201352,129-173-0.33%
201451,944-185-0.36%
201551,370-574-1.12%
201650,917-453-0.89%
201750,577-340-0.67%
201849,978-599-1.20%
201949,699-279-0.56%
202049,420-279-0.56%
202149,141-279-0.57%

Galesburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,99178.90%
Black or African American4,21513.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.26%
Asian5171.70%
Some Other Race7512.47%
Two or More Races8532.81%
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Galesburg Population by Race

Galesburg Population Pyramid 2022

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Galesburg Median Age

41.2


Total

39.6


Male

44.5


Female

Galesburg Adults

There are 25,076 adults, (6,467 of whom are seniors) in Galesburg.

Galesburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galesburg Sex Ratio

Female

14,653

48.19%

Male

15,752

51.81%

Galesburg Population by Age

Galesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All57.8%42.2%
Male48.4%51.6%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female41.6%58.4%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4952.157.8
Married4,2333.0281.3
Male5783.548.4
Female1,2493.241.6
Non Family6,4351.1746.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Galesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8193.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,22810.52%
High School Graduate7,41935.03%
Some College4,62921.86%
Associates Degree2,14810.14%
Bachelors Degree2,36611.17%
Graduate Degree1,5707.41%
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Galesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian13110328
White17,22615,4243,635
2+ Races26323942
Native American78748
Other Race49033844
Hispanic1,13377672
Black2,4931,643151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 94.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.37%.

Galesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,057$35,680$28,969
Less Than 9th Grade$20,370$20,688$20,303
High School Graduate$23,254$24,375$21,580
Some College$32,172$40,106$28,596
Bachelors Degree$41,549$41,722$39,943
Graduate Degree$61,392$75,476$54,235

$32,057

Average Earnings

$35,680

Average Male

$28,969

Average Female

Galesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galesburg Language by Age

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Galesburg Language

91.08% of Galesburg residents speak only English, while 8.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.14% of the population.

Galesburg Language

Galesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,7411,57657.50%
Native723143.06%
Multiple78215920.33%
Hispanic1,70929117.03%
White21,3003,17414.90%
Asian2313213.85%
Other112NaN%

19.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.78%

Male Poverty Rate

19.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galesburg is Black, with 57.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galesburg is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.28%.

Galesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.68%
High School20.83%
Some College14.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%

Galesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.44%
Male Unemployed31.31%
Female Employed8.36%
Female Unemployed50.27%

Galesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,322$52,845
Families$63,118$73,162
Married Families$76,467-
Non Families$22,773$32,640
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Income by Household Type

Galesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Galesburg Married by Age and Sex

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Galesburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Galesburg Marital Status by Race

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Galesburg Marital Status

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2,042

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War204
First Gulf War337
Vietnam836
Korea124
World War II28

Galesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3448
35 to 54445
55 to 64381
65 to 74682
75+486

Galesburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9089.36%
Black852.60%
Asian92.20%
Other Race406.61%
Hispanic784.60%

Galesburg Veterans by Race

Galesburg Veterans by Education

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17.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galesburg Veterans by Education

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49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Galesburg Employment by Age

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Galesburg Employment by Race

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Galesburg 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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76.90%

Born in Galesburg

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

4.03%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.39% of Galesburg residents were born in the United States, with 76.90% having been born in Illinois. 4.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galesburg Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18604,9530.00%
187010,1585,2057.45%
188011,4371,2791.19%
189015,2643,8272.93%
190018,6073,3432.00%
191022,0893,4821.73%
192023,8341,7450.76%
193028,8304,9961.92%
194028,876460.02%
195031,4252,5490.85%
196037,2435,8181.71%
197036,290-953-0.26%
198035,305-985-0.27%
199033,530-1,775-0.51%
200033,7061760.05%
201032,195-1,511-0.46%
201131,981-214-0.66%
201231,767-214-0.67%
201331,553-214-0.67%
201431,339-214-0.68%
201531,125-214-0.68%
201630,911-214-0.69%
201730,697-214-0.69%
201830,483-214-0.70%
201930,269-214-0.70%
202030,052-217-0.72%
202129,838-214-0.71%
202229,624-214-0.72%

Galesburg Population by Year