Galesburg, Illinois Population 2021

29,855
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Galesburg Demographics

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

  • White: 78.41%
  • Black or African American: 13.80%
  • Other race: 3.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.05%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Galesburg, Illinois is 29,855based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,368.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,195.

Galesburg, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Galesburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,06278.41%
Black or African American4,23613.80%
Some Other Race1,0493.42%
Two or More Races6292.05%
Asian5121.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native2010.65%
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Galesburg Population By Race

Galesburg Population Pyramid 2021

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Galesburg Median Age

40.3


Total

38.1


Male

44.4


Female

Galesburg Adults

There are 24,948 adults, (6,187 of whom are seniors) in Galesburg.

Galesburg Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Galesburg Sex Ratio

Mujer

14,785

48.18%

Masculino

15,904

51.82%

Galesburg Population by Age

Galesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Galesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All57.8%42.2%
Masculino48.9%51.1%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Mujer42.5%57.5%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4232.1457.8
Non Family6,2341.1946.3
Married4,2613.0780.8
Mujer1,3943.2642.5
Masculino5342.8748.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Galesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7273.47%
9th to 12th Grade2,0819.92%
High School Graduate7,74836.93%
Some College4,68322.32%
Associates Degree1,9019.06%
Bachelors Degree2,35911.24%
Graduate Degree1,4817.06%
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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
White17,06915,4803,458
Black2,3281,527141
Hispanic1,237864126
Other Race54035115
Asian21117995
2+ Races16914920
Native American989862

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 63.27%.

Galesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$31,761$37,722$26,589
Less Than 9th Grade$16,360$21,719$12,500
High School Graduate$22,532$26,278$20,572
Some College$31,680$41,280$26,993
Bachelors Degree$41,695$42,013$40,703
Graduate Degree$62,813$74,432$54,946

$31,761

Average Earnings

$37,722

Average Male

$26,589

Average Female

Galesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galesburg Language by Age

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Galesburg Language

90.69% of Galesburg residents speak only English, while 9.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.40% of the population.

Galesburg Language

Galesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,3563,20915.03%
Black2,8241,76162.36%
Hispanic1,82953329.14%
Other94137639.96%
Multiple58516127.52%
Asian3165015.82%
Native197147.11%

21.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.35%

Male Poverty Rate

21.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galesburg is Black, with 62.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galesburg is Native, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.95%.

Galesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.76%
High School21.89%
Some College12.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%

Galesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.63%
Male Unemployed28.48%
Male Employed9.61%
Female Employed9.33%

Galesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,547$51,294
Families$58,270$68,392
Married Families$72,266-
Non Families$22,932$33,311
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Income by Household Type

Galesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Galesburg Marital Status by Race

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Galesburg Marital Status

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1,854

Number of Veterans

1,794

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam843
First Gulf War285
Korea139
Second Gulf War111
World War II48

Galesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74702
75+515
35 to 54359
55 to 64230
18 to 3448

Galesburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7468.62%
Black722.21%
Hispanic603.29%
Other Race263.77%
Asian102.49%

Galesburg Veterans by Race

Galesburg Veterans by Education

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5.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galesburg Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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75.37%

Born in Galesburg

95.16%

Native Born

4.84%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.16% of Galesburg residents were born in the United States, with 75.37% having been born in Illinois. 4.14% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,855-171-0.57%
202030,026-171-0.57%
201930,197-171-0.56%
201830,368-361-1.17%
201730,729-201-0.65%
201630,930-298-0.95%
201531,228-362-1.15%
201431,590-110-0.35%
201331,700-84-0.26%
201231,784-262-0.82%
201132,046-134-0.42%
201032,180-1,526-0.46%
200033,7061760.05%
199033,530-1,775-0.51%
198035,305-985-0.27%
197036,290-953-0.26%
196037,2435,8181.71%
195031,4252,5490.85%
194028,876460.02%
193028,8304,9961.92%
192023,8341,7450.76%
191022,0893,4821.73%
190018,6073,3432.00%
189015,2643,8272.93%
188011,4371,2791.19%
187010,1585,2057.45%
18604,9530.00%

Galesburg Population by Year