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The City of Galax had a population of 6,741 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Galax is located at latitude 36.6612 and longitude -80.924 in Galax (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galax 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Galax: Bonaparte.
|Total Population||6,741 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,364 (94.4%)|
|Population in Families||4,935 (73.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||377 ( 5.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$33,225|
|Average Household Income||$52,063|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,572|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,220 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,698 (52.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,086 (33.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||436 (13.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$113,053|
|Average Home Value||$136,793|
|Housing Affordability Index3||167|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.29%|
|Per Capita Income||1.71%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.64%|
The table below compares Galax to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 166||72nd|
|Population Density||# 278||53rd|
|Median Household Income||# 562||5th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 291||49th|
|Per Capita Income||# 491||17th|
|Diversity Index||# 274||54th|
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