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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Galesburgwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Galesburg
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.
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