Galien, Michigan

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Galien, Michigan

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High Points

Galien strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Galien Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Galien, Michigan

Comparing Galien to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Housing Recently Built 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1

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Galien Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of South Bend, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Berrien
Metro Area Benton Harbor
Standard Zip Codes 49113
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.798
Longitude -86.499

Galien Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Galien Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 593 100%
Male 296 49.9%
Female 297 50.1%
Under 18 183 30.9%
18+ 410 69.1%
65+ 71 12%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.14
White 575 97%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Galien Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 578
Growth -15
Growth % -2.5%

Galien 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 28.4%
US/American 18.8%
English 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
Irish 8.1%
Polish 7.4%
Dutch 4.5%
Italian 3.4%
Swedish 2.5%
European 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
African 0.7%
British 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Galien 593 $35,313
Baroda 858 $41,979
Bridgman 2,428 $56,466
Buchanan 4,681 $43,860
New Buffalo 2,200 $52,639
Niles 12,204 $38,870
Three Oaks 1,829 $41,146

Galien Public Libraries

Galien Township Public Library
Galien, Michigan
(269) 545-8281

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Galien High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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