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Population (year 2000): 33,706. Estimated population in July 2005: 32,017 (-5.0% change)
Males: 16,882 (50.1%), Females: 16,824 (49.9%)

Knox County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $31,987 (year 2000)
Median house value: $60,900 (year 2000)

Galesburg, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Galesburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.1%)
  • Black (10.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.1%), Swedish (10.0%), United States (8.8%), Italian (2.8%).Illinois

Elevation: 773 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles

Galesburg,

For population 25 years and over in Galesburg

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galesburg city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

2.2% Foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-0.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (161.0 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (194.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galesburg, IL (3.9 miles East IL (5.0 miles Henderson, IL (6.7 miles Knoxville, IL (8.1 miles Wataga, IL Abingdon, (10.5 miles IL (11.1 miles Rio, North Henderson, IL (12.0 miles) , IL (13.0 miles Oneida,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,800

Latitude: 40.95 N, Longitude: 90.37 W

Area code: 309

Galesburg, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.2%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,960 (+20.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,866 (81.9%)

Crime in Galesburg by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 4 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 5.9 0.0 11.9 0.0 5.9
Rapes 23 13 19 17 19 19
    per 100,000 68.2 38.6 56.4 50.4 56.4 56.4
Robberies 14 14 34 20 27 21
    per 100,000 41.5 41.5 100.9 59.3 80.1 62.3
Assaults 85 102 124 130 116 102
    per 100,000 252.2 302.6 367.9 385.7 344.2 302.6
Burglaries 231 192 253 243 247 239
    per 100,000 685.3 569.6 750.6 720.9 732.8 709.1
Thefts 1,154 1,258 1,334 1,332 1,323 1,363
    per 100,000 3423.7 3732.3 3957.8 3951.8 3925.1 4043.8
Auto thefts 56 42 41 78 41 36
    per 100,000 166.1 124.6 121.6 231.4 121.6 106.8
288.4 293.5 347.0 354.0 333.4 327.6

Average climate in Galesburg, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Galesburg,

Galesburg-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Galesburg city center injured 2 people.

On 5/13/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Carl Sandburg - (1878-1967), poet, A.J. Fike - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 29, 1980), Aaron Fike - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 24, 1982), Todd Hamilton - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 10/18/65), Sewall Wright - (1889-1988), biologist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Galesburg:
  • GALESBURG COTTAGE HOSPITAL (695 N KELLOGG ST)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (3333 NORTH SEMINARY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Galesburg:
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER OF WESTERN IL (about 20 miles; MONMOUTH, IL)
  • MERCER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; ALEDO, IL)
  • GRAHAM HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 37 miles; CANTON, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Galesburg:
  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 35 miles; MOLINE, IL; ID: MLI)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 52 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: PIA)
  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 54 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; ID: BRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Galesburg:
  • GALESBURG MUNI (about 4 miles; GALESBURG, IL; ID: GBG)
  • MONMOUTH MUNI (about 18 miles; MONMOUTH, IL; ID: C66)
  • TRI-COUNTY (about 25 miles; YATES CITY, IL; ID: 2C6)

Amtrak station:
GALESBURG (EX-BN) (225 S. SEMINARY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $22,215 $53,316 0 $0
Water Supply 23 $76,467 $39,895 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 19 $68,470 $43,244 54 $9,998
Local Libraries 17 $31,355 $22,132 8 $6,312
Other and Unallocable 15 $50,864 $40,691 161 $37,662
Welfare 8 $18,562 $27,843 1 $62
Judicial and Legal 2 $5,181 $31,086 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $28,769 $38,358 4 $1,001
Financial Administration 12 $39,360 $39,360 0 $0
Streets and Highways 29 $111,025 $45,941 1 $1,131
Fire - Other 1 $3,095 $37,140 0 $0
Firefighters 48 $189,698 $47,424 0 $0
Police - Other 26 $63,799 $29,445 18 $5,827
Police Protection - Officers 53 $208,931 $47,305 0 $0
Airports 1 $3,514 $42,168 1 $206
Totals for Government 268 $921,305 $41,252 248 $62,200
Colleges/Universities in Galesburg:
  • CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,809; Location: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard; Public; Website: www.csc.cc.il.us)
  • KNOX COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,184; Location: 2 E SOUTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.knox.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galesburg:
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 39 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 40 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; MACOMB, IL; FT enrollment: 11,096)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 42 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 2,310)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 48 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
Public high schools in Galesburg:
  • GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,439; Location: 1135 W FREMONT ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HILL CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 427; Location: PO BOX 1327; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • KNOX COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 167 N KELLOGG; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • PHOENIX PROGRAM (Students: 18; Location: 243 S FARNHAM; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Galesburg:
  • GALESBURG CHRISTIAN SCH ASSOC (Students: 143; Location: 850 MULBERRY ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Galesburg:
  • CHURCHILL JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 905 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LOMBARD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 1220 E KNOX ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STEELE SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 1480 W MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GALE SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 1131 W DAYTON ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KING SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 1018 S FARNHAM ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 832 HARRISON ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NIELSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 547 N FARNHAM ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SILAS WILLARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 495 E FREMONT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STONE EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 141; Location: 1072 W NORTH ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • COOKE SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 849 S HENDERSON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Galesburg:
  • COSTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 2726 COSTA DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Galesburg:
  • GALESBURG P.L. (Operating income: $1,148,894; Location: 40 EAST SIMMONS; 222,313 books; 5,744 audio materials; 2,295 video materials; 428 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Galesburg: Bunker Links Golf Course (A), Galesburg Public Library (B), Knox County Courthouse (C), Fire Station Number 2 (D), Fire Station Number 3 (E).

Shopping Centers: Bridlecreek Shopping Center (1), Sandburg Mall (2).

Churches in Galesburg include: Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Second Baptist Church (B), Bethany Baptist Church (C), Bethel Baptist Church (D), Bethesda Baptist Church (E), Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church (F), First Church of Christ Scientist (G), First Church of the Nazarene (H).

Cemeteries: Hope Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Linwood Cemetery (3), East Linwood Cemetery (4), Lewis Cemetery (5).

Reservoirs: Rice Lake (A), Storey Lake (B).

Parks in Galesburg include: Kelly Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Custer Park (3), Park Plaza (4), Peck Park (5), Central Park (6), Rogers Park (7), Rotary Park (8), Carl Sandburg Birthplace Historic Site (9).

Post office: (A).  


Galesburg compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Galesburg:
  • WGIL (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAM (1330 AM; 1 kW; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Galesburg:
  • WVKC (90.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: KNOX COLLEGE)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVCL-LP (95.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Galesburg:
  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)

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