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Population in 2012: 6,908 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 

Males: 3,171  (45.9%)
Females: 3,737  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24333.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,343 (it was $28,236 in 2000)
Galax:

$23,343
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,553

Galax city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,901 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Galax:

$101,901
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,453; Detached houses: $109,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $79,045; In 2-unit structures: $75,609; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,564; Mobile homes: $13,454

Median gross rent in 2012: $471.

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  • White alone - 5,618 (80.9%)
  • Hispanic - 976 (14.1%)
  • Black alone - 270 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 38 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Galax: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.9%), Irish (11.9%), German (10.9%), English (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 2382 feet

Land area: 8.23 square miles.

Population density: 840 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Galax:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galax city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

423 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.1%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Galax, Virginia as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Galax to the number of sex offenders is 121 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $724 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $530 (0.6%)

Galax satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.66 N, Longitude: 80.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,455 (+21.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,010 (37.1%)

Area code: 276

Galax household income distribution Galax home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Galax by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001101000
per 100,000 0.00.00.014.815.10.014.60.00.00.0
Rapes 328221203010
per 100,000 42.629.8118.529.730.1176.60.043.40.0141.6
Robberies 5143024241
per 100,000 71.014.959.244.50.029.458.629.056.114.2
Assaults 16262916171823202725
per 100,000 227.1386.8429.4237.3255.9264.9336.8289.5378.9354.1
Burglaries 20533317253037413217
per 100,000 283.9788.6488.7252.1376.3441.4541.9593.5449.1240.8
Thefts 240252252247260222258244310262
per 100,000 3407.23749.43731.73663.13913.93266.63778.63532.14350.33711.0
Auto thefts 13171481413611126
per 100,000 184.6252.9207.3118.6210.7191.387.9159.2168.485.0
Arson 0115202000
per 100,000 0.014.914.874.230.10.029.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.4) 259.6316.3380.7275.0291.5362.9296.5283.6297.6344.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Virginia average:

2.27

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Galax, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +104 (+1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Woodworkers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Galax-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 40% 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 above Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Galax center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from Galax center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Galax:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Galax, VA

Local government website: www.ingalax.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galax:

  • New River Community College (about 34 miles; Dublin, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 39 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 48 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Wake Forest University (about 52 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,909)
  • Appalachian State University (about 53 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • Concord University (about 53 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 55 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 4,471)

Public high school in Galax:

Private high school in Galax:

  • LANDMARK BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 12; Location: 101 N DEPOT AVE; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Galax:

See full list of schools located in Galax, map of school districts: GALAX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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)

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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).

 
Galax city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

19.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.8
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Galax and their reported violations in the past:

GALAX, CITY OF (Population served: 6687, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PATTON RV PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.3%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 57.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 64.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Galax, VA

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

Galax compared to Virginia state average:

Galax, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Galax, Virginia:

  • Knights Inn, 312 W Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333 , Phone: (276) 236-5117
  • Super 8, 303 N Main St, Galax, VA 24333 , Phone: (276) 236-5127, Fax: (276) 236-9163
  • Hampton Inn Galax, 205 Cranberry Rd, Galax, VA 24333 , Phone: (276) 238-4605, Fax: (276) 238-4608
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Galax, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Galax travel time to work - commute


Galax mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Galax city (based on Galax city data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.52%
Here87.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents38.0%13.1%12.7%11.0%6.4%
Congregations37.5%16.7%4.2%8.3%4.2%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchFriends (Quakers)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.7%4.6%3.1%1.7%
Congregations4.2%4.2%8.3%4.2%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Galax city:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

20.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Galax city:

26.0%
Virginia:

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

23.5%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$22,933$34,4001$1,134
Other Government Administration 3$14,845$59,3800$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$69,252$34,6260$0
Police - Other 16$37,397$28,0484$6,013
Streets and Highways 20$44,747$26,8480$0
Welfare 17$44,395$31,3380$0
Health 13$31,253$28,8499$7,849
Solid Waste Management 5$9,029$21,6700$0
Sewerage 10$30,228$36,2740$0
Parks and Recreation 10$24,310$29,17248$25,607
Water Supply 17$45,535$32,1421$332
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 141$472,356$40,2014$5,469
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 57$82,362$17,33949$26,988
Local Libraries 6$13,955$27,9104$3,024
Other and Unallocable 9$24,549$32,7322$2,407
Totals for Government 356$967,146$32,600122$78,823

Galax government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $222,000 ($32.14)
    Health - Other: $99,000 ($14.33)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $83,000 ($12.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($6.66)
    General: $17,000 ($2.46)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($2.46)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $8,570,000 ($1240.59)
    Regular Highways: $1,368,000 ($198.03)
    Police Protection: $1,365,000 ($197.60)
    Welfare - Other: $1,328,000 ($192.24)
    Water Utilities: $841,000 ($121.74)
    General - Other: $706,000 ($102.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $691,000 ($100.03)
    Sewerage: $688,000 ($99.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $578,000 ($83.67)
    Central Staff Services: $335,000 ($48.49)
    Financial Administration: $308,000 ($44.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($33.29)
    Fire Protection: $225,000 ($32.57)
    Libraries: $188,000 ($27.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $126,000 ($18.24)
    Health Services - Other: $101,000 ($14.62)
    Corrections - Other: $70,000 ($10.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $65,000 ($9.41)
    General Public Buildings: $51,000 ($7.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $144,000 ($20.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $86,000 ($12.45)
    Higher Education: $7,000 ($1.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,102,000 ($738.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $153,000 ($22.15)

Galax government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $884,000 ($127.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $436,000 ($63.12)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $202,000 ($29.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000 ($18.38)
    All Other: $61,000 ($8.83)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $8,000 ($1.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $415,000 ($60.08)
    Housing & Community Development: $307,000 ($44.44)
    All Other: $35,000 ($5.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $59,000 ($8.54)
    All Other: $53,000 ($7.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $191,000 ($27.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $163,000 ($23.60)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,081,000 ($156.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,418,000 ($784.31)
    Highways: $1,184,000 ($171.40)
    Public Welfare: $974,000 ($141.00)
    All Other: $658,000 ($95.25)
    General Support: $307,000 ($44.44)
    Health & Hospitals: $39,000 ($5.65)
  • Tax - Property: $3,606,000 ($522.00)
    Total General Sales: $1,696,000 ($245.51)
    NEC: $790,000 ($114.36)
    Other Selective Sales: $653,000 ($94.53)
    Public Utilities: $355,000 ($51.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $86,000 ($12.45)

Galax government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,104,000 ($304.57)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $2,732,000 ($395.48)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,437,000 ($208.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,125,000 ($162.85)
    Other NEC: $31,000 ($4.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,477,000 ($358.57)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,925,000 ($278.66)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,380,000 ($199.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,125,000 ($162.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $255,000 ($36.91)
    Water Utilities: $179,000 ($25.91)
    Other, NEC: $88,000 ($12.74)

Galax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,875,000 ($1574.26)

6.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carroll County, VA  1.86% ($20,830 average AGI)
from Grayson County, VA  1.38% ($24,171)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Carroll County, VA  1.66% ($30,262 average AGI)
to Grayson County, VA  0.83% ($15,143)
to Wythe County, VA  0.40% ($32,100)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Galax, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 34
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 81
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Galax fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23-19 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 115 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 300JL , Serial Number: MB-134, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Clay C Thompson, 225 Hillcrest Ln, 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 , Serial Number: T435389, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): T J Southerland, 305 S Main St, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO LC41-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-C (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5194C , Serial Number: 411079, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 09/07/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Netset Inc, Po Box 1069, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6753P , Serial Number: 24-1882, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1960
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Thomas W Littrell, 209 Painter St Suit One, Galax, VA 24333, Other Owners: Thomas L Jones
  • 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: 7609X , Serial Number: 17248109, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin T Mayberry, 106 Oaklawn Ave, 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 , Serial Number: 18260810, Year manufactured: 1971
    Registrant (Individual): Warren S Frye, Po Box 744, Galax, VA 24333
  • Aircraft: BEECH G33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 950WC , Serial Number: CD-1277, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 02/23/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): N950wc LLC, C/O Melvin T Mayberry / 106 Oaklawn Ave, Galax, VA 24333


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 67
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Galax


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Galax, VA

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
Businesses in Galax, VA
NameCountNameCount
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
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kincaid1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Kroger1UPS3
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Dustin S. Carter (1)
  • Mark Hoch (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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