Galesburg Knox County, Illinois

Galesburg: County seat of Knox County, Illinois, United States

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Galesburg is a city located in the county of Knox in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 32,195 and a population density of 694 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 30,197 inhabitants.

The city was created 184 years ago in 1836.


Galesburg is located at 40°56'52"N 90°22'16"W (40.9478200, -90.3712400).

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Galesburg Quick Facts

Population : 30,197 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Knox County
Postal code : 61401
Phone Area Codes : 309
Area : 46.41 km2
Altitude : 2,530 feet / 771 meters
Capital city : Galesburg is capital of Knox County
Establishment : January 01, 1837 (184 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 11:19:01 (20th June 2021)
Density : 651 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.62% (2010-2019)


According to census records, the population of Galesburg decreased by 6.62% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 32,195 - census
2011 32,046 -0.46% estimation process
2012 31,784 -0.82% estimation process
2013 31,700 -0.26% estimation process
2014 31,590 -0.35% estimation process
2015 31,228 -1.16% estimation process
2016 30,930 -0.96% estimation process
2017 30,729 -0.65% estimation process
2018 30,368 -1.19% estimation process
2019 30,197 -0.57% estimation process

Galesburg zip code is 61401. County name: Knox, County fips: 17095

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People born in Galesburg (75)

People born in Galesburg, including philosopher Donald Phillip Verene, saxophonist Eric Alexander, writer and editor Carl Sandburg, you can see a list of people who born in Galesburg.


College & universities near Galesburg

Code Name City ZIP
146427 Knox College Galesburg (IL) 61401-9999

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Galesburg

Code Name Address Type
GBB Galesburg station 225 South Seminary Street RAIL
KEE Kewanee Loomis and North Tremont Sts. RAIL
MLI Moline, Illinois 1200 River Drive BUS
MAC Macomb 120 East Calhoun Street RAIL
BRL Burlington 300 South Main Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Knox County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Knox County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Knox 4,750 County seat of Knox County, Tennessee, United States; third-largest city in Tennessee
Abingdon 3,051 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America
Knoxville 2,726 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States
Ontario 883 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Truro 792 Human settlement in United States of America
Wataga 786 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
East Galesburg 774 Human settlement in Knox Township, Illinois, United States of America
Oneida 662 City in Illinois, USA
Yates City 652 Village in Illinois, United States
Williamsfield 545 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Altona 497 Village in Illinois, United States
Victoria 289 Village in Illinois, United States
Maquon 260 Township in Knox County, Illinois
Rio 207 Village in Illinois, USA
Saint Augustine 112 Human settlement in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Galesburg distances to largest Illinois cities

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