The City of Galax had a population of 7,073 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Galax is located at latitude 36.6656 and longitude -80.9143 in Galax (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galax (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Galax (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,372 feet.
The City of Galax (GNIS ID: 1498426) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galax population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Galax: Bonaparte.
|Population in Households||6,696|
|Population in Familes||5,225|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||377|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,267 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,750 (53.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,175 (36.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||342 (10.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$97,872|
|Average Home Value||$137,957|
|Median Household Income||$30,180|
|Average Household Income||$41,200|
|Per Capita Income||$17,873|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.82%|
|Per Capita Income||1.17%|
The table below compares Galax to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 163||73rd|
|Population Density1||# 274||54th|
|Diversity Index2||# 281||53rd|
|Median Household Income||# 559||6th|
|Per Capita Income||# 547||8th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.