Galax demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)84720391
Median age43.437.637.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Speak English88%85%79%
Speak Spanish11%7%13%
Galax, VA has a population of 6,981 and is the 5,150th largest city in the United States. The population density is 847 per sq mi which is 318% higher than the Virginia average and 835% higher than the national average. The median age in Galax is 43 which is approximately 15% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Galax, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 61% of Galax residents were born in Virginia, 29% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Galax is 318% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Galax is 15% higher than Virginia.
  • In Galax 92.26% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Galax 4.51% of the population is African American.
  • In Galax 0.21% of the population is Asian.

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Galax population breakdown by race

African American4.51%19.28%12.60%
American Indian0.21%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.17%
Mixed race2.52%3.12%2.91%
Other race0.27%2.19%4.70%
In Galax, 18.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Galax age breakdown

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Source: The Galax, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.