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Galax city (County), Virginia

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Galax city (County), Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,347
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,347
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 6,989
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -9.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 6,720
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,042
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.7%
Female persons, percent
53.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
88.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
74.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 532
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,175
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $96,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $967
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $322
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $574
Building permits, 2020 7
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 2,663
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 12.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 79.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 68.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 75.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 14.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 20.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 54.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,701
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 157,893
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 259,619
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $37,582
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 19.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $33,575
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,025
Persons in poverty, percent
19.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 308
Total employment, 2019 5,789
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 180,605
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 5.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 403
All firms, 2012 780
Men-owned firms, 2012 343
Women-owned firms, 2012 298
Minority-owned firms, 2012 48
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 680
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 124
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 599
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 854.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 8.24
FIPS Code 51640
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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