|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Galax is 6,660. Galax, Virginia is the 4,084th largest city in the US.
Galax is located entirely in Galax city.
The peak population of Galax was in 2010, when its population was 7,042. In 2010, Galax was the 3,773rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,084th largest city in the US. Galax is currently 5.4% smaller than it was in 2010.
Galax has shrunk 2.7% since the year 2000. Galax, Virginia's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Galax has a population density of 854.6 people per square mile.
|4079||Crescent City, California||6,676||-11.3%|
|4081||Warwick, New York||6,672||3.9%|
|4085||Winthrop Harbor, Illinois||6,656||-1.3%|
|4089||Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee||6,644||15.2%|
The total voting age population of Galax, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,802. The voting age population is 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.4% of the residents of Galax are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Galax are 89.6% White, 7.5% Black, 1.7% Other, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% Two or more races and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 14.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Galax, 23.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 33.8%. On a per-household basis, 20.3% of families are below the poverty line in Galax.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.8% of Galax residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 75.7% of Galax residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 14.8% have a bachelor's degree and 6.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Galax residents aged 5 and older, 12.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 11.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Galax is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Galax, 15.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Galax is $33,575.
In Galax, 68.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 31.9% of housing units in Galax.
Of all the housing units in Galax, 10.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Galax, 11.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 390 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Galax is $574.
In Galax, 68.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.