Galax demographics profile

StatisticGalaxVirginiaNational
Population6,8588,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)83319191
Median age45.137.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English87%84%79%
Speak Spanish12%7%13%
Galax, VA has a population of 6,858 and is the 5,248th largest city in the United States. The population density is 833 per sq mi which is 335% higher than the Virginia average and 819% higher than the national average. The median age in Galax is 45 which is approximately 19% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Galax, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 87% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 60% of Galax residents were born in Virginia, 28% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Galax is 335% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Galax is 19% higher than Virginia.
  • In Galax 88.90% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Galax 6.85% of the population is African American.
  • In Galax 0.12% of the population is Asian.

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Galax population breakdown by race

RaceGalaxVirginiaNational
Caucasian88.90%68.75%73.35%
African American6.85%19.21%12.63%
Asian0.12%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.04%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.64%3.37%3.06%
Other race1.44%2.30%4.75%
In Galax, 17.5% 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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Source: The Galax, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).