Galesburg Knox County, Illinois

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

About

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 29,803 inhabitants.

The city was created 185 years ago in 1836.

Galesburg Quick Facts

Population : 29,803 (2020)
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 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 15:26:22 (22nd May 2022)
Density : 642 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.03% (2010-2020)
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Location of Galesburg on Illinois map.
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Geography

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

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Galesburg decreased by 8.03% in 10 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
2020 29,803 -1.32% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 92,590
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 89,857
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 3.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 93,611
April 1, 2010 Population : 89,861
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.1%
People over 65 (%) : 18.8%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 84.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 2.8%
Asians alone % : 5.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 10.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 77.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 6,471
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.2%

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

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $264,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,644
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $535
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,075
2015-2019 Households : 36,836
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.42
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 83.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 228,688
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,221,834
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 162,008
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,974,654
2012 total retail sales per capita : $21,758
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $54,278
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $30,199
Percentage of people living in poverty : 17.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 7,068
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,441
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,284
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 857
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,528
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 653
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,726
2010 population per square mile : 1,506.5
2010 land area in square miles : 59.65
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $240,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,535
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $534
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,167
2015-2019 Households : 2,976
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.52
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 78.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 95.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 39.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 71.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 17,989
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,171
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 468,182
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 151,427
2012 total retail sales per capita : $25,187
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $75,599
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $34,502
Percentage of people living in poverty : 6.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 752
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 357
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 300
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 227
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 479
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 58
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 627
2010 population per square mile : 899.3
2010 land area in square miles : 6.32

People born in Galesburg (75)

People born in Galesburg, including philosopher Donald Phillip Verene, saxophonist Eric Alexander, writer and editor Carl Sandburg, .

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Schools in Galesburg

College & universities near Galesburg, IL

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

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Galesburg, IL

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

Post offices near Galesburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Galesburg Post Office Galesburg (IL) 61401

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Knox County

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

City Name Population Title
Truro 18,532 Human settlement in United States of America
Abingdon 3,008 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America
Knox 2,692 County seat of Knox County, Tennessee, United States; third-largest city in Tennessee
Knoxville 2,692 City in Knox County, Illinois, United States
Ontario 871 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Wataga 773 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
East Galesburg 761 Human settlement in Knox Township, Illinois, United States of America
Oneida 653 City in Illinois, USA
Yates City 641 Village in Illinois, United States
Williamsfield 538 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Altona 490 Village in Illinois, United States
Victoria 282 Village in Illinois, United States
Rio 280 Village in Illinois, USA
Maquon 259 Township in Knox County, Illinois
Saint Augustine 111 Human settlement in Knox County, Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Galesburg distances to largest Illinois cities