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Galesburg Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Galesburg Area is 52,447. The Galesburg Area population density is 41.53 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Galesburg Area is white, which represent 87.32% of the total population. The average Galesburg Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 52,447. #556

Population Density, #668

Galesburg Area
41.53 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:45,798 (87.32%, #427)
Black:4,476 (8.53%, #269)
Hispanic:2,706 (5.16%, #451)
Asian:485 (0.92%, #462)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):63 (0.12%, #801)
One Race, Other:907 (1.73%, see rank)
Two or More Races:718 (1.37%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,327 (85.99%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:108 (3.99%, see rank)
Cuban:47 (1.74%, see rank)
Central American:48 (1.77%, see rank)
South American:87 (3.22%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

40,526 (77.27%) out of the total population of 52,447 reported first ancestry.

 Galesburg Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab1770.34%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech1630.31%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish2820.54%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch1,6243.10%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English5,79411.05%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French1,0802.06%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German10,11419.28%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek600.11%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian1020.19%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish6,71312.80%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian1,5943.04%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian7361.40%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish7141.36%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese710.14%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian1240.24%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish7841.49%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish1,2992.48%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,1782.25%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish5,1439.81%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss970.18%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian100.02%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American4,0707.76%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh3420.65%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 26,385 (50.31%, see rank)
Females: 26,062 (49.69%, see rank)

Galesburg Area
Male: 50.31%
Female: 49.69%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Galesburg Area
41.50 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Galesburg Area
39.80 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Galesburg Area
44.40 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Galesburg Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years2,6455.04%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,0615.84%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,0075.73%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,4186.52%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years3,7747.20%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years6,08311.60%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years5,98811.42%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years7,13713.61%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years7,36114.04%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years5,1629.84%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 3,3526.39%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over1,4592.78%, see rank1.90%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Galesburg AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population36,542, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School4,798, 13.13%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate13,674, 37.42%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree11,639, 31.85%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,178, 11.43%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,253, 6.17%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.00, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Galesburg Area IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,35688.05%11.95%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)5,05594.24%, see rank5.76%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,34197.14%, see rank2.86%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College3,28450.46%, see rank49.54%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School25673.83%, see rank26.17%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Galesburg AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total Households21,438, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.25, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households7,434, 34.68%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households14,004, 65.32%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)12,621, 58.87%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size3.00, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family9,283, 43.30%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households8,817, 41.13%, see rank34.48%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Galesburg Area%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total43,734see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over21,962100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married8,32337.90%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married10,17446.33%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed7713.51%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced2,69412.27%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over21,772100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married5,83926.82%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married10,06546.23%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed2,73712.57%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced3,13114.38%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Galesburg Area%IllinoisU.S.
Native51,32197.85%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence42,04480.16%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State9,00817.18%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2690.51%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born1,1262.15%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4120.79%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship7141.36%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe800.15%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia2800.53%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa2180.42%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America5070.97%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America410.08%, see rank0.14%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Galesburg Area%IllinoisU.S.
English20,31694.77%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish6523.04%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2801.31%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1830.85%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other70.03%, see rank0.98%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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