Galax, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 6,347 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 3,010  (47.4%)
Females: 3,337  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

45.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24333.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,586 (it was $28,236 in 2000)
Galax:

$34,586
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,820 (it was $17,447 in 2000)

Galax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,153 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Galax:

$102,153
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $583.

March 2019 cost of living index in Galax: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.8%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 38.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Galax, VA (2019)
    • 5,13978.1%White alone
    • 98815.0%Hispanic
    • 3315.0%Black alone
    • 430.7%Asian alone
    • 200.3%Other race alone
    • 130.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.2%Two or more races

Races in Galax detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Galax, Virginia as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Galax is 89 to 1.


Crime rates in Galax by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.8)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.2)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(29.7)
2
(30.1)
12
(176.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(43.4)
0
(0.0)
10
(141.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(57.3)
6
(87.5)
2
(29.7)
5
(76.2)
12
(189.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.4)
4
(58.6)
2
(29.0)
4
(56.1)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.6)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.6)
3
(44.6)
3
(45.7)
1
(15.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(237.3)
17
(255.9)
18
(264.9)
23
(336.8)
20
(289.5)
27
(378.9)
25
(354.1)
11
(160.1)
16
(229.2)
12
(175.0)
13
(193.2)
19
(289.7)
16
(253.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(252.1)
25
(376.3)
30
(441.4)
37
(541.9)
41
(593.5)
32
(449.1)
17
(240.8)
22
(320.2)
44
(630.4)
30
(437.4)
35
(520.2)
20
(304.9)
17
(269.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
247
(3,663)
260
(3,914)
222
(3,267)
258
(3,779)
244
(3,532)
310
(4,350)
262
(3,711)
249
(3,624)
245
(3,510)
185
(2,698)
208
(3,092)
259
(3,949)
226
(3,576)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(118.6)
14
(210.7)
13
(191.3)
6
(87.9)
11
(159.2)
12
(168.4)
6
(85.0)
4
(58.2)
7
(100.3)
5
(72.9)
17
(252.7)
13
(198.2)
12
(189.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(74.2)
2
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
2
(31.6)
City-Data.com crime index287.9305.1379.9310.3296.9311.5360.5208.4288.5312.0285.8327.8384.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Galax, VA

Crime rate in Galax detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 39 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (43.1%), English (7.3%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 2382 feet

Land area: 8.23 square miles.

Population density: 771 people per square mile   (low).

Galax, Virginia map

434 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

6.6%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $819 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $700 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (53.5 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (73.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (388.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fries, VA (2.2 miles ),
Woodlawn, VA (2.8 miles ),
Lowgap, NC (3.2 miles ),
Fancy Gap, VA (3.5 miles ),
Hillsville, VA (3.5 miles ),
Ivanhoe, VA (3.5 miles ),
Independence, VA (3.6 miles ),
Cana, VA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.66 N, Longitude: 80.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,181 (+48.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,536 (58.1%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Galax, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Galax, VA in 2019
Galax satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $52,700
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $294,700
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Galax, VA residents
Average permit cost in Galax, VA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Galax, VA
Historical housing units in Galax, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +104 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Galax, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (15.4%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Wood products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (20.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Wood products (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Apparel (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Galax, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Woodworkers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Woodworkers (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)

Average climate in Galax, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Galax, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Galax-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 59.3 miles away from the Galax city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 8/21/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Galax-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 16.2 miles away from Galax center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Galax center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from Galax center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Galax center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Galax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Galax:

  • TWIN COUNTY HOSPICE (308 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS (836 GLENDALE RD PO BOX 229)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLUE RIDGE (836 GLENDALE RD PO BOX 229)
  • WADDELL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (202 PAINTER ST)
  • BMA - TWIN COUNTY (1159 GLENDALE RD)
  • BLUE RIDGE HOME HEALTH CARE (21 SHADE TREE LANE)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF GALAX (530 1/2 EAST STUART DR)
  • SOUTHWEST VA HOME HEALTH CARE (2752 GLENDALE RD)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HH (818 GLENDALE ROAD, SUITE 1)

Airports located in Galax:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galax:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 22 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • Surry Community College (about 23 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • New River Community College (about 33 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 39 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 40 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 48 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Wake Forest University (about 52 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)

Public high school in Galax:

  • GALAX HIGH (Students: 468, Location: 200 MAROON TIDE DR, Grades: 8-12)

Private high school in Galax:

  • LANDMARK BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 13, Location: 101 N DEPOT AVE, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Galax:

  • GALAX ELEM (Students: 588, Location: 225 ACADEMY DRIVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • GLADEVILLE ELEM (Students: 325, Location: 3117 GLENDALE RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • GALAX MIDDLE (Students: 312, Location: 202 MAROON TIDE DR, Grades: 5-7)
  • BAYWOOD ELEM (Students: 137, Location: 247 GRAMMAR LANE, Grades: PK-5)
  • OAKLAND ELEM (Location: 4930 PIPERS GAP ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM (Location: 2323 FAIRVIEW RD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Galax

Library in Galax:

  • GALAX-CARROLL REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $573,554; Location: 610 W. STUART DRIVE; 62,205 books; 1,761 audio materials; 1,139 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 215 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Life Center of Galax (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Twin County Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Galax include: Calvary Church (A), Faith Temple (B), Gladeville Church (C), Mount Ararat Church (D), Mount Pisgah Church (E), Church of the Good Shepherd (F), First Christian Church (G), West Galax Methodist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Painter Cemetery (1), Mount Pisgah Cemetery (2), Gladeville Cemetery (3), Felts Memorial Cemetery (4), Monta Vista Cemetery (5), Galax Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Galax: Felts Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Rebel Towne USA (Amusement & Theme Parks; 217 South Main Street).

Hotels: Chestnut Creek Cabins (1000 Revere Road), Galax Motel (549 East Stuart Drive).

Court: Galax City - Juvenile & Domestic Relations- General District Court (353 North Main Street).

Birthplace of: Bobby Dodd - Football coach, James M. Scott (politician) - Politician.

Galax city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Galax that have no violations reported:

  • GALAX, CITY OF (Population served: 6,837, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • PATTON RV PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Galax in 2010:

  • 240 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 35 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
135 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Galax (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Galax Branch at 300 N Main St, branch established on 1907/07/11; Galax Main Branch at 200 North Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Grayson National Bank: Galax Branch at 209 West Grayson Street, branch established on 1996/05/14; Carroll Branch at 8351 Carrollton Pike, branch established on 2003/08/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $345.8 mil, Deposits: $297.3 mil, headquarters in Independence, VA, negative income in the last year, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Grayson Bankshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Galax Branch at 1100 East Stuart Drive, branch established on 1987/05/20. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Mountain National Bank Branch at 543 East Stuart Drive, branch established on 1996/07/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Galax Virginia Branch at 1140 East Stuart Drive, branch established on 2007/06/06. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Galax Plaza Branch at 540 East Stuart Drive, branch established on 1967/05/17. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: Galax Branch at 506 East Stuart Drive, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Galax:

Marital status in Galax, VA
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Galax:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.7
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Galax
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Galax, VA (based on Galax city County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,22916
Mainline Protestant2,18012
Other11
Black Protestant-1
None1,632-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Galax city:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Galax city:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Galax city:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

20.66 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Galax city:

9.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Galax city:

26.0%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.5%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Galax:

46.9%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Galax:

42.2%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Galax:

28.6
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Galax:

23.0%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Galax:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Galax:

34.0%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Galax:

51.8%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.2%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Galax, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 153$592,639$46,48130$13,618
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 46$109,081$28,45625$12,338
Other and Unallocable 30$104,036$41,61418$17,670
Police Protection - Officers 23$99,041$51,6741$3,341
Welfare 18$54,458$36,3052$3,496
Water Supply 14$52,390$44,9060$0
Health 12$45,043$45,04313$22,847
Parks and Recreation 10$36,075$43,29054$43,998
Solid Waste Management 10$23,243$27,8921$1,101
Financial Administration 9$37,209$49,6121$438
Sewerage 8$36,286$54,4290$0
Local Libraries 7$19,470$33,3772$2,139
Police - Other 6$17,566$35,1320$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,651$32,7620$0
Other Government Administration 4$24,386$73,1587$595
Fire - Other 1$4,497$53,9640$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,801
Totals for Government 356$1,269,071$42,778156$124,382

Galax government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,369,000 ($215.69)
    General - Other: $595,000 ($93.75)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,301,000 ($2410.75)
    Police Protection: $2,964,000 ($466.99)
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000 ($377.03)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,985,000 ($312.75)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,932,000 ($304.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,648,000 ($259.65)
    Water Utilities: $1,101,000 ($173.47)
    Sewerage: $1,089,000 ($171.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $770,000 ($121.32)
    Central Staff Services: $750,000 ($118.17)
    Libraries: $449,000 ($70.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $353,000 ($55.62)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($53.41)
    Health - Other: $220,000 ($34.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $146,000 ($23.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $141,000 ($22.22)
    General Public Buildings: $114,000 ($17.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($33.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $143,000 ($22.53)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $135,000 ($21.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $514,000 ($80.98)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $385,000 ($60.66)
    General - Other: $229,000 ($36.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,529,000 ($1343.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($3.47)

Galax government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,541,000 ($242.79)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $915,000 ($144.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $562,000 ($88.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $435,000 ($68.54)
    Other: $220,000 ($34.66)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $8,000 ($1.26)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $517,000 ($81.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $448,000 ($70.58)
    Other: $57,000 ($8.98)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $707,000 ($111.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $210,000 ($33.09)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($9.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000 ($6.46)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($2.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,357,000 ($213.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,059,000 ($1742.40)
    Highways: $2,030,000 ($319.84)
    Public Welfare: $1,155,000 ($181.98)
    Other: $686,000 ($108.08)
    General Local Government Support: $527,000 ($83.03)
    Sewerage: $135,000 ($21.27)
  • Tax - Property: $4,905,000 ($772.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,436,000 ($383.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,369,000 ($215.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,117,000 ($175.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $219,000 ($34.50)
    Motor Vehicle License: $192,000 ($30.25)
    Other: $176,000 ($27.73)
    Public Utility License: $71,000 ($11.19)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $64,000 ($10.08)
    Other License: $23,000 ($3.62)

Galax government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,113,000 ($1120.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,427,000 ($1012.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $686,000 ($108.08)

Galax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,822,000 ($759.73)

8.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($28,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Carroll County, VA  3.94% ($23,505 average AGI)
from Grayson County, VA  1.87% ($31,311)
Businesses in Galax, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike2
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Rodeway Inn1
Goodwill1Rue211
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway2
Hilton1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular2
Knights Inn1UPS3
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2

Strongest AM radio stations in Galax:

  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHV (1400 AM; 1 kW; HILLSVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYVE (1280 AM; 3 kW; WYTHEVILLE, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galax:

  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Galax:

  • WKPZ-LP (Channel 3; WYTHEVILLE, ETC., VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Galax fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Galax fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.9mTotal length
  • $3,581,000Total costs
  • 22,749Total average daily traffic
  • 407Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,487Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Galax, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 51960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Galax, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Galax)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Galax, VA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Galax)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2351B, N2351B, N-2351B, Serial Number: 28-7325535, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Michael Diamond, 322 Fox Run Dr, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6911E, N6911E, N-6911E, Serial Number: 56411, Certificate Issue Date: 11/20/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Brian K Williams, 3682 Hebron Rd, Galax, VA 24333, Other Owners: Felicia H Williams
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6924X, N6924X, N-6924X, Serial Number: 17247824, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2020
    Registrant (Individual): James V Feete, 849 Edmonds Rd, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7356A, N7356A, N-7356A, Serial Number: 29456, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/02/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas W Littrell, 137 Crescent Dr, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9270G, N9270G, N-9270G, Serial Number: 18260810, Year manufactured: 1971, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Warren S Frye, Po Box 744, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD M-62A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51749, N51749, N-51749, Serial Number: T435389, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): T J Southerland, 305 S Main St, Galax, VA 24333
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/04/2019
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 ALPHA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8513N, N8513N, N-8513N, Serial Number: 0420, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/2013
    Registrant (Individual): William M Nelson, 4047 Meadow Creek Rd, Galax, VA 24333
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/30/1981, Exported to: Venezuela

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 66. The highest number of fire incidents - 82 took place in 2005, and the least - 50 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Galax, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.0%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Galax, VA
    • 51452.0%Structure Fires
    • 30831.1%Outside Fires
    • 14915.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 181.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Galax, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Galax, Virginia:

  • Super 8, 303 N Main St, Galax, Virginia 24333 , Phone: (276) 236-5127, Fax: (276) 236-9163
  • Hampton Inn Galax, 205 Cranberry Rd, Galax, Virginia 24333 , Phone: (276) 238-4605, Fax: (276) 238-4608
  • Rodeway Inn, 303 N Main St, Galax, Virginia 24333 , Phone: (276) 236-5127
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Galax, Virginia
Most common first names in Galax, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20872.8 years
William15473.0 years
John13374.3 years
Robert11072.7 years
Mary10580.0 years
Thomas6576.1 years
Ruth5977.8 years
George5574.8 years
Charles5571.3 years
Roy5472.3 years
Most common last names in Galax, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cox9880.1 years
Lineberry8977.1 years
Edwards8877.4 years
Smith8276.0 years
Jones7479.0 years
Davis7177.1 years
Patton7176.3 years
Williams6978.0 years
Jennings6578.6 years
Frost6073.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Galax, VA
  • 56.7%Electricity
  • 29.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Galax, VA
  • 69.4%Electricity
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas


Galax compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Galax on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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