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Demographics

People

Total Population6,858
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+2,849
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,716
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,568

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,048
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$542
Median House Value$101,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
German7.7%
English7.1%
Irish4.9%
Italian2.7%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque0.9%
Welsh0.8%
South African0.2%
Swedish0.2%
African0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Galax Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galax city
Standard Zip Codes24333
Phone Area Codes276
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.66
Approximate Longitude-80.91

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)

StationGALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationTRANSOU
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationBLAND
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fries452$46,250
Hillsville2,683$39,048
Independence1,008$30,625
Wytheville8,167$56,830

Galax Public Libraries

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

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Galax Hospitals

Twin County Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 Hospital Drive
(276) 236-8180

Galax Public Schools

Baywood Elem
247 Grammar Lane
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-4868
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Coop Ctr For Excep Children
200 Maroon Tide Dr
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-8811
Fairview Elem
2323 Fairview Rd
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-2365
Primary
Total Enrollment 109
Galax Elem
225 Academy Drive
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-6159
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Galax High
200 Maroon Tide Dr
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-2991
High
Total Enrollment 529
Galax Middle
202 Maroon Tide Dr
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-6124
Middle
Total Enrollment 290
Gladeville Elem
3117 Glendale Rd
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-5449
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Oakland Elem
4930 Pipers Gap Road
ZIP: 24333
(276) 236-3049
Primary
Total Enrollment 198

Galax Private Schools

Landmark Baptist Academy
101 N Depot Ave
ZIP: 24333
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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