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People

Total Population 6,876
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,793
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,616
% Above Poverty Level 73.2%
% Below Poverty Level 26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $529
Median House Value $91,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 6.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 513 $41,750
Hillsville 2,701 $44,620
Independence 1,211 $27,917
Wytheville 8,154 $53,031

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Galax Public Libraries

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