Living in Galax, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Galax SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
4
Commute
8

Galax, VA Crime Report

319
Total Crimes
4,863.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
89.36%
Above National Average

Galax, VA Cost Of Living

81
Galax's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Galax, Virginia Info Snack

Galax /elæks/ is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,042. In 2015 the estimated population was 6,941.
Population
6,638
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
25.5%
Median Home
$101,100
Median Income
$31,938
Median Rent
$585

Galax, VA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Galax in Virginia

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Map Of Galax, VA

Population over time in Galax

Year Population % Change
2017 6,638 -2.2%
2016 6,788 -1.0%
2015 6,858 -0.3%
2014 6,876 -1.5%
2013 6,981 0.1%
2012 6,977 0.5%
2011 6,942 -0.2%
2010 6,959 0.3%
2009 6,936 -
Crime/100k Galax VA USA
Violent Crime 411.6 200.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.6 5.0
Robbery 45.7 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 289.7 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 4451.9 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 304.9 182.8 376.0
Larceny 3948.8 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 198.2 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Galax

White
75.3% (4,999)
African American
7.2% (477)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.3% (19)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (19)
Two Or More
0.4% (25)
Hispanic
16.6% (1,099)
Race Galax VA USA
White 75.3% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 7.2% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.6% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Galax, Virginia

Less than $10,000
11.9% (78,677)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.6% (76,741)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.3% (114,506)
$25,000 to $34,999
16.0% (106,275)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.7% (64,636)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.9% (92,234)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.0% (60,037)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.3% (54,953)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (10,651)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (5,083)
Income Galax VA USA
Less than $10,000 11.9% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.6% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.3% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 16.0% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.7% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.9% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.3% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Galax

Female
52.2% (3,464)
Male
47.8% (3,174)
Gender Galax VA USA
Female 52.2% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 47.8% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Galax for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
14.0% (929)
9-12th Grade
16.0% (1,062)
High School / GED
33.0% (2,190)
Some College
19.0% (1,261)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (398)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (464)
Master's Degree
3.0% (199)
Professional Degree
1.0% (66)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (66)
Education Galax VA USA
< 9th Grade 14.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 16.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 33.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Galax

Overall User Rating
2.7
/5

Crocodile_27 03

I live in galax and it truly is bad but so gucci at the same time never know when u walking down the street and u just *boom* get shot for breathing the wrong way


Lynn Greer

I live in Galax.. yes it's quiet, but there isn't a lot of crime, and there are several entrances to the New River Trail and it's WAY better than Richmond ever will be.


Nick Sproviero

i live in galax lmao we gotta lot of weed here


HomeSnacks User

I too have lived in Galax.I feel that it is one of the worst places in va.I don't see it as being number one.Its not a place for young people but a great place for the old.It needs more things for the young people to do.

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