What is the current population of Galesburg?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Galesburg is 30,197. Galesburg, Illinois is the 1,274th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Galesburg?

The peak population of Galesburg was in 1990, when its population was 33,748. In 1990, Galesburg was the 817th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,274th largest city in the US. Galesburg is currently 10.5% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Galesburg shrinking?

Galesburg has shrunk 10.4% since the year 2000. Galesburg, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 30,197 1,274
2018 30,432 1,256
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1264 Gurnee, Illinois 30,378 4.9%
1265 Holladay, Utah 30,325 15.3%
1266 Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 30,324 269.8%
1267 Chamblee, Georgia 30,307 217.8%
1268 LaGrange, Georgia 30,305 14.8%
1269 Elizabethtown, Kentucky 30,289 33.9%
1270 Cornelius, North Carolina 30,257 113.5%
1271 North Tonawanda, New York 30,245 -8.8%
1272 Long Branch, New Jersey 30,241 -3.7%
1273 Los Gatos, California 30,222 5.2%
1274 Galesburg, Illinois 30,197 -10.4%
1275 Morristown, Tennessee 30,193 13.9%
1276 San Carlos, California 30,185 8.8%
1277 Saratoga, California 30,153 0.2%
1278 Los Altos, California 30,089 7.0%
1279 Sanford, North Carolina 30,085 28.2%
1280 Ballwin, Missouri 30,082 -3.9%
1281 Atascadero, California 30,075 13.3%
1282 North Royalton, Ohio 30,068 4.7%
1283 New Bern, North Carolina 29,994 28.8%
1284 Seguin, Texas 29,992 26.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
648 Des Plaines 58,899 3.1%
668 Orland Park 57,857 12.5%
687 Tinley Park 55,773 13.2%
702 Oak Lawn 55,022 -0.3%
713 Normal 54,469 19.3%
715 Berwyn 54,391 0.7%
726 Mount Prospect 53,719 -4.4%
743 Wheaton 52,745 -5.0%
749 Oak Park 52,381 -0.2%
768 Hoffman Estates 50,932 2.4%
797 Downers Grove 49,057 -1.2%
832 Glenview 47,308 9.5%
838 Elmhurst 46,746 8.4%
870 Plainfield 44,308 222.3%
871 Lombard 44,303 3.8%
904 DeKalb 42,847 9.3%
916 Urbana 42,214 11.5%
938 Moline 41,356 -5.9%
950 Belleville 40,897 -3.4%
956 Bartlett 40,647 10.3%
961 Buffalo Grove 40,494 -6.4%
974 Quincy 39,949 -1.8%
978 Crystal Lake 39,829 3.8%
981 Romeoville 39,746 79.9%
993 Streamwood 39,228 7.1%
996 Carol Stream 39,203 -3.1%
1010 Wheeling 38,646 6.5%
1034 Hanover Park 37,426 -2.2%
1038 Carpentersville 37,254 19.6%
1042 Rock Island 37,176 -6.2%
1050 Park Ridge 36,950 -2.2%
1061 Addison 36,482 0.1%
1075 Oswego 36,252 160.8%
1087 Calumet City 35,913 -7.9%
1159 Glendale Heights 33,617 5.0%
1167 Woodridge 33,432 7.3%
1180 Northbrook 32,958 -1.7%
1185 St. Charles 32,887 16.4%
1196 Elk Grove Village 32,400 -6.7%
1213 Pekin 32,045 -5.4%
1238 Mundelein 31,051 -0.2%
1245 Algonquin 30,897 32.8%
1261 Danville 30,479 -11.3%
1264 Gurnee 30,378 4.9%
1274 Galesburg 30,197 -10.4%
1297 North Chicago 29,615 -17.6%
1299 O'Fallon 29,583 32.8%
1301 Highland Park 29,515 -2.6%
1306 Chicago Heights 29,322 -10.5%
1323 Niles 28,938 -3.6%
1331 Lake in the Hills 28,634 18.9%
1342 Burbank 28,289 1.3%
1355 Granite City 28,158 -11.7%
1373 Glen Ellyn 27,714 1.7%
1383 Lansing 27,402 -3.2%
1392 Huntley 27,228 337.8%
1396 Oak Forest 27,173 -3.6%
1401 Round Lake Beach 27,100 3.6%
1403 Wilmette 27,089 -1.8%
1406 McHenry 27,061 24.0%
1420 New Lenox 26,926 46.5%
1424 West Chicago 26,816 12.2%
1440 Vernon Hills 26,521 30.1%
1444 Batavia 26,420 8.2%
1457 Alton 26,208 -13.9%
1463 East St. Louis 26,047 -17.4%
1465 Kankakee 26,024 -5.8%
1486 Lockport 25,615 63.0%
1506 Woodstock 25,240 24.2%
1508 Edwardsville 25,233 12.7%
1514 Belvidere 25,143 18.5%
1519 Carbondale 25,083 -4.4%
1539 South Elgin 24,755 49.7%
1542 Melrose Park 24,703 6.6%
1561 Homer Glen 24,472 9.0%
1564 Westmont 24,443 -1.8%
1568 Harvey 24,408 -18.5%
1571 Collinsville 24,395 -2.2%
1587 Elmwood Park 24,098 -5.0%
1606 Freeport 23,775 -9.9%
1625 Rolling Meadows 23,532 -4.5%
1627 Zion 23,487 2.1%
1636 Loves Park 23,371 14.9%
1637 Lisle 23,270 2.9%
1639 Maywood 23,158 -14.0%
1649 Blue Island 22,899 -2.3%
1658 Morton Grove 22,796 1.6%
1666 Machesney Park 22,677 9.0%
1673 East Peoria 22,546 -0.5%
1681 Roselle 22,463 -3.6%
1685 Dolton 22,348 -12.6%
1713 Geneva 21,809 10.2%
1715 Bloomingdale 21,779 0.0%
1726 Darien 21,628 -5.8%
1734 Villa Park 21,483 -3.7%
1748 South Holland 21,296 -4.2%
1758 Park Forest 21,210 -9.8%
1785 Grayslake 20,725 10.6%
1791 East Moline 20,645 -3.8%
1792 Yorkville 20,613 212.9%
1811 Crest Hill 20,376 49.3%
1823 Libertyville 20,205 -2.9%
1826 Mokena 20,159 36.7%
1834 Charleston 20,117 -4.9%
1862 Lake Zurich 19,877 7.1%
1875 Montgomery 19,638 250.4%
1887 Bourbonnais 19,462 26.7%
1889 Matteson 19,448 49.1%
1890 Lake Forest 19,446 -3.6%
1893 Frankfort 19,373 81.1%
1909 Evergreen Park 19,147 -7.9%
1935 Alsip 18,709 -5.0%
1938 Homewood 18,703 -4.2%
1942 Bellwood 18,672 -8.9%
1945 Deerfield 18,646 0.6%
1951 Jacksonville 18,603 -6.9%
1968 Sycamore 18,322 47.4%
1969 Brookfield 18,310 -3.9%
1987 Round Lake 18,100 200.2%
1989 Cary 18,067 15.8%
1990 Ottawa 18,063 -2.6%
1991 North Aurora 18,057 64.7%
1992 Bensenville 18,044 -12.9%
2031 Hinsdale 17,637 1.0%
2033 Franklin Park 17,627 -9.4%
2034 Mattoon 17,615 -3.3%
2044 Marion 17,520 8.0%
2048 Shorewood 17,509 116.0%
2058 Macomb 17,413 -5.6%
2060 Godfrey 17,400 3.5%
2067 Lemont 17,291 27.8%
2092 Palos Hills 17,060 -3.4%
2141 Washington 16,516 40.7%
2144 Country Club Hills 16,482 1.8%
2162 Fairview Heights 16,303 8.7%
2164 Morton 16,277 5.2%
2184 Westchester 16,117 -4.1%
2188 Bridgeview 16,096 4.9%
2215 Prospect Heights 15,887 -6.7%
2267 La Grange 15,322 -1.7%
2268 Bradley 15,314 17.6%
2284 Dixon 15,115 -5.5%

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