The City of Galax had a population of 6,922 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Galax: Bonaparte.
|Population in Households||6,545|
|Population in Familes||5,138|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||377|
|Median Household Income||$33,826|
|Average Household Income||$43,513|
|Per Capita Income||$18,819|
|Total Housing Units||3,229 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,603 (49.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,255 (38.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||371 (11.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$109,953|
|Average Home Value||$143,559|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.32%|
|Per Capita Income||2.74%|
The table below compares Galax to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 165||72nd|
|Population Density||# 277||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 271||54th|
|Median Household Income||# 544||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 549||8th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.