East Galesburg, Illinois

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East Galesburg, Illinois

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High Points

East Galesburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 11% East Galesburg Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of East Galesburg, Illinois

Comparing East Galesburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
People Living Alone 3 3

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East Galesburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NW of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61430
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.947
Longitude -90.31

East Galesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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East Galesburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 839 100%
Male 412 49.1%
Female 427 50.9%
Under 18 190 22.6%
18+ 649 77.4%
65+ 109 13%
Median Age 41.2
Average Family Size 2.8
White 819 97.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.5%

Estimated East Galesburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 799
Growth -40
Growth % -4.8%

East Galesburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.3%
English 13.9%
US/American 13%
Irish 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
Swedish 8.3%
British 4.1%
Dutch 2.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Italian 2.4%
Austrian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Danish 1.4%
Norwegian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Belgian 0.8%
European 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Galesburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Columbia Heights (61430)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Galesburg 839 $44,750
Abingdon 3,612 $40,337
Galesburg 33,706 $41,796
Henderson 319 $39,583
Knoxville 3,183 $49,688
Oneida 752 $46,250
Wataga 857 $41,786
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