Galax, Virginia Population 2021

Galax, Virginia's estimated population is 6,345 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Galax, Virginia is the 127th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 6,991 and has seen a growth of -9.24% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,345-1-0.02%
20206,346-1-0.02%
20196,347-1-0.02%
20186,348-136-2.10%
20176,484-120-1.82%
20166,604-196-2.88%
20156,800-99-1.43%
20146,899-32-0.46%
20136,931791.15%
20126,85260.09%
20116,846-145-2.07%
20106,9913214.81%
19906,6701462.24%
19806,5242463.92%
19706,2781,02419.49%
19605,2540.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.02%
County Website
2010 Population
6,991
Growth Since 2010
-9.24%
map placeholder

Galax, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,84289.64%
Black or African American4917.53%
Some Other Race1091.67%
Asian420.64%
Two or More Races170.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.25%
Loading...

Galax, Virginia Population by Race

Galax, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Median Age

45


Total

44.8


Male

45.3


Female

Galax, Virginia Adults

There are 5,103 adults, (1,458 of whom are seniors) in Galax, Virginia.

Galax, Virginia Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Galax, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

3,427

52.59%

Male

3,090

47.41%

Galax, Virginia Population by Age

Galax, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male23.8%76.2%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Galax, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6632.3168.1
Married1,1723.0986.2
Non Family9671.0558.9
Female3313.1656.8
Male1932.3623.8

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade54511.46%
9th to 12th Grade61212.87%
High School Graduate1,44430.37%
Some College1,09423.01%
Associates Degree3577.51%
Bachelors Degree3958.31%
Graduate Degree3076.46%
Loading...

Galax, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Galax, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,0223,250687
Hispanic40014015
Black388190
Other Race8117
2+ Races1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.08%.

Galax, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,807$32,072$22,125
Less Than 9th Grade$19,267$19,978$15,850
High School Graduate$17,745$19,253$13,234
Some College$30,741$39,875$25,525
Bachelors Degree$51,932$$52,656
Graduate Degree$52,841$70,061$

$25,807

Average Earnings

$32,072

Average Male

$22,125

Average Female

Galax, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Galax, Virginia Language by Age

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Language

87.29% of Galax, Virginia residents speak only English, while 12.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.75% of the population.

Galax, Virginia Language

Galax, Virginia Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9311,07421.78%
Hispanic94536538.62%
Black470306.38%
Asian421330.95%
Multiple17847.06%

23.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.63%

Male Poverty Rate

23.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Galax, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Galax, Virginia is Multiple, with 47.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Galax, Virginia is Black, with 6.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Galax, Virginia Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.18%
High School25.09%
Some College17.26%
Bachelors or Greater7.35%

Galax, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.50%
Female Employed12.50%
Male Employed11.64%
Male Unemployed10.34%

Galax, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Galax, Virginia Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$33,575$53,117
Families$40,972$59,719
Married Families$53,688-
Non Families$21,042$39,940
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Galax, Virginia Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Galax, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Galax, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Marital Status

Loading...

532

Number of Veterans

465

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam257
First Gulf War126
Second Gulf War102
Korea41
World War II

Galax, Virginia Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74162
35 to 54138
55 to 64124
75+99
18 to 349

Galax, Virginia Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White4239.28%
Black10924.38%
Hispanic132.83%

Galax, Virginia Veterans by Race

Galax, Virginia Veterans by Education

Loading...

15.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Galax, Virginia Veterans by Education

Loading...

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Galax, Virginia Employment by Age

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Employment by Race

Loading...

Galax, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

64.16%

Born in Galax, Virginia

93.46%

Native Born

6.54%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.46% of Galax, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 64.16% having been born in Virginia. 4.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Galax, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

Sources