Latest Data (2016)
Population 30,960
Nationwide Rank 1218

Quick Facts

Galesburg, Illinois is the 1,218th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Galesburg, Illinois is a city.

Galesburg, Illinois is currently 8.3% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Galesburg, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 94% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Galesburg, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1208 Alamogordo, New Mexico 31,283 -11.0%
1209 Princeton, New Jersey 31,249 130.5%
1210 Kaysville, Utah 31,243 52.9%
1211 Cedar City, Utah 31,223 50.6%
1212 Des Moines, Washington 31,172 5.3%
1213 Helena, Montana 31,169 18.2%
1214 Michigan City, Indiana 31,157 -5.2%
1215 Dover, New Hampshire 31,153 15.5%
1216 Banning, California 31,026 31.1%
1217 Southlake, Texas 30,991 41.9%
1218 Galesburg, Illinois 30,960 -8.1%
1219 Gurnee, Illinois 30,957 6.9%
1220 Algonquin, Illinois 30,947 33.1%
1221 Aiken, South Carolina 30,937 18.2%
1222 Woodstock, Georgia 30,929 175.2%
1223 Miami Lakes, Florida 30,873 36.2%
1224 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 30,870 5.9%
1225 Clearfield, Utah 30,855 18.7%
1226 Morgantown, West Virginia 30,855 15.5%
1227 Goleta, California 30,850 7.0%
1228 Holladay, Utah 30,831 17.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
638 Orland Park 58,862 14.4%
646 Des Plaines 58,141 1.8%
660 Tinley Park 56,831 15.4%
667 Oak Lawn 56,257 1.8%
672 Berwyn 55,748 3.3%
698 Normal 54,264 18.9%
700 Mount Prospect 54,171 -3.6%
708 Wheaton 53,389 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 51,774 -1.3%
740 Hoffman Estates 51,738 4.1%
764 Downers Grove 49,473 -0.4%
807 Glenview 47,475 9.9%
825 Elmhurst 46,387 7.6%
861 Lombard 43,815 2.7%
870 DeKalb 43,194 10.2%
877 Plainfield 42,933 212.3%
895 Moline 42,250 -3.8%
900 Urbana 42,014 11.0%
903 Belleville 41,906 -1.0%
917 Buffalo Grove 41,346 -4.4%
921 Bartlett 41,178 11.8%
932 Quincy 40,531 -0.3%
938 Crystal Lake 40,339 5.1%
941 Streamwood 40,166 9.6%
944 Carol Stream 40,069 -1.0%
955 Romeoville 39,706 79.7%
993 Wheeling 38,315 5.6%
995 Carpentersville 38,291 23.0%
998 Rock Island 38,210 -3.6%
1003 Hanover Park 38,044 -0.6%
1021 Park Ridge 37,496 -0.7%
1032 Addison 36,902 1.3%
1037 Calumet City 36,732 -5.8%
1105 Oswego 34,571 148.7%
1114 Glendale Heights 34,145 6.7%
1135 Woodridge 33,476 7.5%
1138 Northbrook 33,421 -0.3%
1152 Pekin 33,038 -2.5%
1159 Elk Grove Village 32,931 -5.2%
1165 St. Charles 32,717 15.8%
1193 Danville 31,597 -8.1%
1200 Mundelein 31,475 1.1%
1218 Galesburg 30,960 -8.1%
1219 Gurnee 30,957 6.9%
1220 Algonquin 30,947 33.1%
1258 Chicago Heights 30,026 -8.3%
1261 North Chicago 29,951 -16.7%
1271 Highland Park 29,641 -2.2%
1272 Niles 29,617 -1.3%
1287 O'Fallon 29,031 30.3%
1291 Granite City 28,908 -9.4%
1292 Burbank 28,886 3.4%
1298 Lake in the Hills 28,830 19.7%
1333 Lansing 28,086 -0.7%
1336 Glen Ellyn 28,042 2.9%
1345 Oak Forest 27,792 -1.4%
1346 Round Lake Beach 27,776 6.2%
1368 West Chicago 27,221 13.9%
1369 Wilmette 27,219 -1.4%
1387 East St. Louis 26,922 -14.6%
1390 Alton 26,861 -11.8%
1398 Huntley 26,611 327.9%
1399 McHenry 26,611 22.0%
1409 Kankakee 26,445 -4.3%
1413 Batavia 26,391 8.1%
1417 Vernon Hills 26,328 29.2%
1422 New Lenox 26,217 42.7%
1424 Carbondale 26,179 -0.2%
1477 Lockport 25,231 60.6%
1478 Melrose Park 25,229 8.8%
1485 Woodstock 25,085 23.4%
1486 Edwardsville 25,071 12.0%
1487 Belvidere 25,070 18.2%
1498 Harvey 24,947 -16.7%
1512 Westmont 24,767 -0.5%
1517 Collinsville 24,635 -1.2%
1520 Elmwood Park 24,626 -2.9%
1529 Homer Glen 24,481 9.0%
1536 Freeport 24,392 -7.6%
1557 Zion 24,029 4.4%
1558 Rolling Meadows 24,021 -2.5%
1574 Maywood 23,756 -11.8%
1587 Loves Park 23,413 15.1%
1590 Blue Island 23,401 -0.2%
1598 Morton Grove 23,227 3.6%
1613 East Peoria 22,939 1.1%
1615 Lisle 22,930 1.4%
1618 Dolton 22,891 -10.5%
1619 Machesney Park 22,873 9.9%
1622 Roselle 22,814 -2.1%
1651 South Elgin 22,433 35.6%
1667 Darien 22,085 -3.8%
1669 Bloomingdale 22,075 1.4%
1679 Villa Park 21,882 -1.9%
1680 Geneva 21,880 10.6%
1682 South Holland 21,817 -1.8%
1686 Park Forest 21,785 -7.3%
1719 Crest Hill 21,169 55.1%
1720 East Moline 21,135 -1.5%
1721 Charleston 21,133 -0.1%
1749 Grayslake 20,831 11.1%
1779 Libertyville 20,405 -1.9%
1799 Mokena 20,097 36.3%
1813 Lake Zurich 19,967 7.5%
1836 Evergreen Park 19,637 -5.5%
1843 Montgomery 19,523 248.3%
1854 Lake Forest 19,388 -3.8%
1873 Homewood 19,175 -1.8%
1876 Alsip 19,158 -2.7%
1882 Bellwood 19,107 -6.8%
1885 Matteson 19,097 46.4%
1891 Deerfield 19,000 2.5%
1903 Frankfort 18,857 76.3%
1906 Yorkville 18,833 185.9%
1914 Brookfield 18,753 -1.6%
1918 Jacksonville 18,729 -6.3%
1932 Bourbonnais 18,499 20.4%
1945 Round Lake 18,375 204.8%
1946 Bensenville 18,355 -11.4%
1948 Macomb 18,352 -0.5%
1954 Ottawa 18,289 -1.4%
1965 Franklin Park 18,110 -7.0%
1972 Mattoon 18,028 -1.1%
1989 Sycamore 17,867 43.7%
1993 Cary 17,840 14.3%
1994 Marion 17,826 9.9%
2002 Godfrey 17,733 5.5%
2007 Hinsdale 17,631 0.9%
2027 North Aurora 17,426 59.0%
2029 Palos Hills 17,410 -1.4%
2056 Shorewood 16,948 109.1%
2058 Lemont 16,895 24.9%
2064 Washington 16,851 43.5%
2078 Fairview Heights 16,686 11.2%
2085 Country Club Hills 16,637 2.7%
2096 Westchester 16,563 -1.4%
2129 Morton 16,287 5.3%
2137 Bridgeview 16,248 5.9%
2138 Prospect Heights 16,242 -4.6%
2197 La Grange 15,610 0.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 30,960 1,218
2015 31,273 1,195
2014 31,659 1,178
2013 31,665 1,165
2012 31,745 1,145
2011 32,022 1,128
2010 32,195 1,113
2009 31,006 1,134
2008 31,130 1,119
2007 31,282 1,104
2006 31,482 1,087
2005 31,754 1,065
2004 32,132 1,041
2003 32,559 1,014
2002 33,042 988
2001 33,311 973
2000 33,717 955
1990 33,748 817