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People

Total Population 6,981
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,930
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $24,642
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,762

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,640
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $531
Median House Value $108,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 8%

Galax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County
Standard Zip Codes 24333
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.66
Longitude -80.92

Galax Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station TRANSOU
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Station BLAND
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fries 534 $39,821
Hillsville 2,717 $43,712
Independence 1,259 $42,670
Wytheville 8,193 $46,551

Galax Public Libraries

Library
Galax-carroll Regional Library
610 W. STUART DRIVE
Galax, Virginia
(276) 236-2042
Library Web Site

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Galax Hospitals

TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
200 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(276) 236-8181
Emergency Service: Yes

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Galax High Schools

GALAX HIGH
200 MAROON TIDE DR
276-236-2991
Serves 460 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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