Latest Data (2017)
Population 30,769
Nationwide Rank 1235

Quick Facts

Galesburg, Illinois is the 1,235th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Galesburg, Illinois is a city.

Galesburg, Illinois is currently 8.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Galesburg, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Galesburg, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1225 Harker Heights, Texas 31,075 75.6%
1226 Michigan City, Indiana 31,056 -5.5%
1227 Algonquin, Illinois 31,017 33.4%
1228 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 31,006 6.4%
1229 Ithaca, New York 31,006 7.3%
1230 Saratoga, California 30,905 2.8%
1231 Greer, South Carolina 30,899 72.7%
1232 Winter Park, Florida 30,879 10.7%
1233 Rochester, New Hampshire 30,797 7.6%
1234 Hopkinsville, Kentucky 30,789 2.0%
1235 Galesburg, Illinois 30,769 -8.7%
1236 Gurnee, Illinois 30,767 6.2%
1237 Long Branch, New Jersey 30,762 -2.1%
1238 Los Altos, California 30,743 9.4%
1239 Los Gatos, California 30,724 6.9%
1240 Aiken, South Carolina 30,721 17.4%
1241 Holladay, Utah 30,709 16.7%
1242 Burlingame, California 30,686 8.9%
1243 Greenville, Mississippi 30,686 -25.8%
1244 Weatherford, Texas 30,654 58.2%
1245 Poughkeepsie, New York 30,614 1.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
646 Orland Park 58,765 14.2%
649 Des Plaines 58,193 1.9%
665 Tinley Park 56,668 15.0%
675 Oak Lawn 56,087 1.5%
681 Berwyn 55,550 2.9%
705 Normal 54,284 18.9%
714 Mount Prospect 53,930 -4.0%
724 Wheaton 53,373 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 52,261 -0.4%
747 Hoffman Estates 51,567 3.7%
773 Downers Grove 49,540 -0.2%
813 Glenview 47,659 10.4%
830 Elmhurst 46,662 8.3%
871 Plainfield 43,926 219.5%
872 Lombard 43,745 2.5%
882 DeKalb 43,193 10.1%
906 Moline 42,231 -3.9%
908 Urbana 41,989 10.9%
916 Belleville 41,649 -1.6%
926 Buffalo Grove 41,226 -4.7%
927 Bartlett 41,149 11.7%
944 Crystal Lake 40,421 5.4%
951 Quincy 40,303 -0.9%
957 Carol Stream 39,989 -1.2%
959 Streamwood 39,978 9.1%
967 Romeoville 39,632 79.4%
1000 Wheeling 38,562 6.3%
1008 Carpentersville 38,162 22.5%
1011 Rock Island 38,110 -3.8%
1015 Hanover Park 37,982 -0.7%
1029 Park Ridge 37,494 -0.7%
1045 Addison 36,820 1.1%
1052 Calumet City 36,633 -6.1%
1104 Oswego 34,833 150.6%
1124 Glendale Heights 34,058 6.4%
1140 Woodridge 33,598 7.9%
1145 Northbrook 33,400 -0.4%
1169 Elk Grove Village 32,776 -5.6%
1170 Pekin 32,731 -3.4%
1172 St. Charles 32,714 15.7%
1209 Danville 31,424 -8.6%
1211 Mundelein 31,385 0.8%
1227 Algonquin 31,017 33.4%
1235 Galesburg 30,769 -8.7%
1236 Gurnee 30,767 6.2%
1268 Chicago Heights 29,901 -8.7%
1270 North Chicago 29,842 -17.0%
1273 Highland Park 29,767 -1.8%
1286 Niles 29,482 -1.8%
1294 O'Fallon 29,272 31.4%
1307 Lake in the Hills 28,936 20.2%
1311 Burbank 28,793 3.1%
1315 Granite City 28,746 -9.9%
1340 Glen Ellyn 28,045 2.9%
1342 Lansing 27,962 -1.2%
1356 Oak Forest 27,685 -1.8%
1360 Round Lake Beach 27,607 5.5%
1370 Wilmette 27,418 -0.6%
1376 Huntley 27,207 337.5%
1377 West Chicago 27,182 13.8%
1392 McHenry 26,911 23.3%
1400 Alton 26,725 -12.2%
1407 East St. Louis 26,662 -15.5%
1413 New Lenox 26,575 44.6%
1414 Batavia 26,563 8.8%
1433 Vernon Hills 26,253 28.8%
1434 Kankakee 26,216 -5.1%
1447 Carbondale 25,899 -1.3%
1472 Lockport 25,434 61.9%
1481 Woodstock 25,286 24.4%
1487 Melrose Park 25,197 8.7%
1488 Belvidere 25,181 18.7%
1506 Edwardsville 24,967 11.5%
1512 Harvey 24,908 -16.8%
1522 Westmont 24,756 -0.6%
1529 Collinsville 24,703 -0.9%
1531 Homer Glen 24,591 9.5%
1533 Elmwood Park 24,537 -3.3%
1565 Freeport 24,091 -8.7%
1573 Rolling Meadows 23,988 -2.6%
1574 Zion 23,952 4.1%
1590 Maywood 23,640 -12.3%
1601 Loves Park 23,387 15.0%
1604 Blue Island 23,361 -0.4%
1618 Morton Grove 23,142 3.2%
1630 Lisle 22,912 1.3%
1635 Roselle 22,794 -2.2%
1636 Dolton 22,793 -10.9%
1641 East Peoria 22,739 0.2%
1642 Machesney Park 22,733 9.2%
1654 South Elgin 22,549 36.3%
1677 Darien 22,061 -3.9%
1679 Bloomingdale 22,016 1.1%
1680 Geneva 22,010 11.3%
1688 Villa Park 21,836 -2.2%
1701 South Holland 21,732 -2.2%
1703 Park Forest 21,682 -7.7%
1728 Crest Hill 21,175 55.2%
1736 East Moline 21,109 -1.6%
1744 Charleston 20,996 -0.7%
1750 Grayslake 20,957 11.8%
1784 Libertyville 20,490 -1.5%
1800 Mokena 20,293 37.6%
1827 Lake Zurich 19,903 7.2%
1846 Montgomery 19,701 251.5%
1856 Lake Forest 19,612 -2.7%
1863 Evergreen Park 19,542 -6.0%
1870 Matteson 19,418 48.9%
1872 Yorkville 19,388 194.3%
1892 Homewood 19,089 -2.2%
1893 Alsip 19,079 -3.1%
1900 Bellwood 19,019 -7.2%
1901 Frankfort 19,009 77.7%
1906 Deerfield 18,946 2.2%
1926 Brookfield 18,694 -1.9%
1949 Jacksonville 18,454 -7.6%
1950 Round Lake 18,444 205.9%
1952 Bourbonnais 18,420 19.9%
1957 Bensenville 18,330 -11.6%
1964 Macomb 18,267 -0.9%
1966 North Aurora 18,245 66.5%
1970 Ottawa 18,180 -2.0%
1981 Sycamore 18,022 45.0%
1983 Franklin Park 18,012 -7.5%
1992 Mattoon 17,886 -1.8%
1993 Cary 17,885 14.6%
2005 Marion 17,762 9.5%
2012 Hinsdale 17,705 1.3%
2017 Godfrey 17,650 5.0%
2043 Palos Hills 17,358 -1.7%
2053 Shorewood 17,249 112.8%
2062 Lemont 17,075 26.2%
2083 Washington 16,811 43.2%
2104 Fairview Heights 16,588 10.6%
2107 Country Club Hills 16,564 2.3%
2122 Westchester 16,461 -2.0%
2133 Bridgeview 16,335 6.4%
2139 Morton 16,301 5.4%
2153 Prospect Heights 16,180 -5.0%
2217 La Grange 15,581 0.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 30,769 1,235
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