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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Galesburg is 31,898, which is 5.36% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Galesburg population density is 1,779.31 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Galesburg is white, which represent 81.05% of the total population. The average Galesburg education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

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

Population in 2010-2014: 31,898. #60

Population Growth Since 2000, #894

Galesburg, IL

Population Density, #356

Galesburg, IL
1,779.31 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:25,852 (81.05%, #1187)
Black:4,319 (13.54%, #109)
Hispanic:2,416 (7.57%, #265)
Asian:422 (1.32%, #335)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):46 (0.14%, #379)
One Race, Other:788 (2.47%, see rank)
Two or More Races:471 (1.48%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,073 (85.80%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:99 (4.10%, see rank)
Cuban:37 (1.53%, see rank)
Central American:48 (1.99%, see rank)
South American:87 (3.60%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:145 (34.36%, see rank)
Chinese:64 (15.17%, see rank)
Filipino:40 (9.48%, see rank)
Japanese:19 (4.50%, see rank)
Korean:8 (1.90%, see rank)
Vietnamese:128 (30.33%, see rank)
Asian, Other:18 (4.27%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

24,982 (78.32%) out of the total population of 31,898 reported first ancestry.

 Galesburg, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab1320.41%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech1280.40%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish1680.53%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch9222.89%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English3,0419.53%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French5731.80%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German5,71817.93%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek440.14%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian340.11%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish3,95012.38%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian9512.98%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian3971.24%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish5431.70%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese620.19%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian1170.37%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4221.32%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish6882.16%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,1723.67%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish2,5507.99%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss880.28%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian70.02%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American1,9676.17%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh1840.58%, see rank0.37%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 16,124 (50.55%, see rank)
Females: 15,774 (49.45%, see rank)

Galesburg, IL
Male: 50.55%
Female: 49.45%
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, IL
40.00 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Galesburg, IL
38.00 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Galesburg, IL
43.10 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Galesburg, IL% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years1,7095.36%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,8295.73%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,5394.82%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,1526.75%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,6578.33%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,25713.35%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years3,31710.40%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years4,15513.03%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years4,12012.92%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,9889.37%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 2,1006.58%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over1,0753.37%, see rank1.90%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Galesburg, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population22,012, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School3,624, 16.46%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate8,204, 37.27%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree6,582, 29.90%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,060, 9.36%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,542, 7.01%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.80, 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, IL IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten84189.77%10.23%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,80595.29%, see rank4.71%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,19996.08%, see rank3.92%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College2,52240.68%, see rank59.32%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School13956.83%, see rank43.17%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Galesburg, ILIllinoisU.S.
Total Households13,082, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.13, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households5,310, 40.59%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households7,772, 59.41%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)6,726, 51.41%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size3.03, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family4,453, 34.04%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households6,356, 48.59%, see rank34.48%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Galesburg, IL%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total26,821see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over13,628100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married6,20345.52%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married5,17637.98%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed4993.66%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced1,75012.84%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over13,193100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married4,16431.56%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married4,97537.71%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed1,78813.55%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced2,26617.18%, see rank10.99%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Galesburg, IL%IllinoisU.S.
Native30,86696.76%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence24,52976.90%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State6,16319.32%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1740.55%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born1,0323.24%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3541.11%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6782.13%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe670.21%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia2590.81%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa2120.66%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America4701.47%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America240.08%, see rank0.14%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Galesburg, IL%IllinoisU.S.
English12,17693.07%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish5294.04%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2161.65%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1541.18%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other70.05%, see rank0.98%0.99%

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

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