Galax (city) County VA Information


Galax (city) County Subdivisions

Galax (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,056
Daytime Population: Workers 4,114
Daytime Population: Residents 4,129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,243
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 6,679
Population in Familes 5,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density2 856
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $32,189
Average Household Income $43,117
Per Capita Income $18,656


Total Housing Units 3,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,710 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,206 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $106,119
Average Home Value $141,316


Total Households 2,916
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,773
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.02%
Households -0.03% -0.01%
Families -0.22% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


Galax (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galax (city) County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 8th
Population Density # 37 73rd
Diversity Index # 60 56th
Median Household Income # 131 2nd
Per Capita Income # 130 3rd

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