Galax city, VA

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2022 Population
6,687
0.0898% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.4%
2.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,612
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$109,300
9.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Galax city, VA had a population of 6.69k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $44,612. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Galax city, VA grew from 6,681 to 6,687, a 0.0898% increase and its median household income grew from $39,808 to $44,612, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galax city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.52%), White (Hispanic) (6.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.75%).

None of the households in Galax city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.3% of the residents in Galax city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Galax city, VA was $109,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Galax city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Galax city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Galax city, VA borders Carroll County, VA and Grayson County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Galax city, VA is home to a population of 6.69k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.78% of Galax city, VA residents were born outside of the country (520 people).

In 2022, there were 9.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.73k people) in Galax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 503 Two+ (Hispanic) and 428 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Galax city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Galax city, VA was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Galax city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.73k ± 275
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    503 ± 188
  3. White (Hispanic)
    428 ± 214
20.6%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2022, there were 9.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.73k people) in Galax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 503 Two+ (Hispanic) and 428 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.6% of the people in Galax city, VA are hispanic (1.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Galax city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
520 people
7.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
526 people

As of 2022, 7.78% of Galax city, VA residents (520 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Galax city, VA was 7.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    221 ± 171
  2. Vietnam
    181 ± 89
  3. Korea
    38 ± 34

Galax city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Galax city, VA employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in Galax city, VA are Retail Trade (442 people), Manufacturing (390 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (366 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($83,214), Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,513).

Occupations

2.8k
2022 Value
± 414
−6.43%
1 Year decline
± 21.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Galax city, VA declined at a rate of −6.43%, from 2.99k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Galax city, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (513 people), Production Occupations (354 people), and Management Occupations (333 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Galax city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.8k
2022 Value
± 414
−6.43%
1 Year decline
± 21.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Galax city, VA declined at a rate of −6.43%, from 2.99k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galax city, VA, are Retail Trade (442 people), Manufacturing (390 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Galax city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Galax city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,107
Median earning men ± $5,547
$26,219
Median earning women ± $4,904

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($137,622), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,844), and Wholesale Trade ($53,077).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,962), Public Administration ($34,808), and Manufacturing ($30,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 136
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 112
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 86
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Galax County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.682%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Galax city, VA was $109,300 in 2022, which is 0.388 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $100,000 to $109,300, a 9.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Galax city, VA is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Galax city, VA have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Galax city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$109,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,417
$1,847
Median Property Taxes
±$300

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Galax city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Galax city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.6% of the housing units in Galax city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 701.01
  2. Census Tract 701.02

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Household Income

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$44,612
Median Household Income
± $9,343
2.62k
Number of Households
± 379

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.62k households in Galax city, VA grew to $44,612 from the previous year's value of $39,808.

The following chart displays the households in Galax city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Galax city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (16.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.54%)

In 2022, 76.1% of workers in Galax city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.9%) and those who worked at home (4.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Galax city, VA have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.65% of the workforce in Galax city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Galax city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Galax city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Galax city, VA (1.43k out of 6.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Galax city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Galax city, VA has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 3.8% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
3.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Galax city, VA grew by 0.0193% from 14.4% to 14.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Galax city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.3% in Galax city, VA.

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