Galen, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,290. Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 2,143  (50.0%)
Females: 2,147  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14433.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,269 (it was $36,098 in 2000)
Galen:

$39,269
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,679 (it was $16,385 in 2000)

Galen town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,523 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Galen:

$76,523
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,648; Detached houses: $103,240; Townhouses or other attached units: $97,335; In 2-unit structures: $132,262; Mobile homes: $48,990
Galen races chart
  • White alone - 3,897 (90.8%)
  • Hispanic - 136 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 130 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 113 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Galen: 143.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), Italian (18.9%), Irish (16.0%), English (14.8%), United States (9.5%), Dutch (9.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 59.4 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Galen,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Galen:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galen town:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

80 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Galen town:  3.1% ($1,897)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clay, NY (35.1 miles , pop. 58,805).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (37.5 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (218.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Clyde, NY (1.1 miles ), Lyons, NY (2.4 miles ), Junius, NY (2.4 miles ), Savannah, NY (2.5 miles ), Rose, NY (2.6 miles ), Tyre, NY (2.7 miles ), North Rose, NY (2.9 miles ), Butler, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $47,800
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 76.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Galen household income distribution Galen home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (10%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Galen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Galen-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Galen town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 31.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Galen-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 185.9 miles away from Galen center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Galen center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: William Morris Stewart - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Galen: Henry Romeyn.

Hospitals and medical centers near Galen:

  • WAYNE COMMUNITY NURSING CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LYONS, NY)
  • WAYNE COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LYONS, NY)
  • NEWARK-WAYNE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEWARK, NY)
  • NEWARK MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWARK, NY)
  • SENECA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WATERLOO, NY)
  • HUNTINGTON LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WATERLOO, NY)
  • WAYNE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWARK, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galen:

  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 16 miles; Geneva, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,476)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 20 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 23 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)
  • SUNY College at Oswego (about 32 miles; Oswego, NY; FT enrollment: 7,550)
  • Nazareth College (about 33 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Saint John Fisher College (about 33 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 3,373)
  • Onondaga Community College (about 35 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 8,920)

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Notable locations in Galen: White Schoolhouse Corners (A), Hunt Corners (B), Bartons Corners (C), Thorns Corners (D), Fergusons Corners (E), Clyde Industrial Park (F), Wayne Hills Country Club (G), Clyde Fire Department (H), Galen Free Library (I), Clyde - Savannah Public Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Galen include: Fellowship of Faith (A), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Saint John's Episcopal Church (C), United Methodist Church of Clyde (D), Saint John's Roman Catholic Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Christ Community Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lockpit Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2), Hunt Corners Cemetery (3), Creager Bridge Cemetery (4), Lock Berlin Cemetery (5), Old Clyde Village Cemetery (6), Aurand Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pond Brook (A), Black Brook (B), Melvin Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.9%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

7.4%
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
16 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Galen compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Galen town (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.57%
Here: 40.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in America
Adherents48.5%18.6%8.1%7.2%4.1%
Congregations11.5%20.2%12.5%11.5%5.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.9%1.5%5.8%
Congregations1.9%4.8%1.9%6.7%23.1%
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: 16
Wayne County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Wayne County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Wayne County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

25.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200538,226 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
New York average:

5.41%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries($955 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.24%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, NY  2.24% ($44,012 average AGI)
from Ontario County, NY  0.70% ($34,008)
from Seneca County, NY  0.18% ($29,828)


6.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,829 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
New York average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries($133 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, NY  2.27% ($37,056 average AGI)
to Ontario County, NY  0.73% ($36,242)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.20% ($24,945)

Strongest AM radio stations in Galen:

  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSFW (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SENECA FALLS, NY; Owner: AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, NY; Owner: GENEVA BROADCASTING INC)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WDCW (1390 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WFBL (1050 AM; 3 kW; BALDWINSVILLE, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galen:

  • WCOV-FM (93.7 FM; CLYDE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFRW (88.1 FM; WEBSTER, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLW (99.3 FM; SENECA FALLS, NY; Owner: AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBBS (104.7 FM; FULTON, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZXV (99.7 FM; PALMYRA, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WVOR-FM (100.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEOS (89.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)
  • WBEE-FM (92.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM ROCHESTER LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WBER (90.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: MONROE B.O.C.E.S. #1)
  • WUUF (103.5 FM; SODUS, NY; Owner: WAYNCO RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Galen:

  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W48AO (Channel 48; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)
  • W54AK (Channel 54; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $14,949,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,393
Total average daily truck traffic: 963
Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic: 10,336

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.102556 Lon: -76.903278, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJF691
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, 956.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2001, Expiration Date: 07/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2011
    Registrant: Itron, Inc., 2111 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake, WA 99019, Phone: (509) 891-3636, Fax: (509) 891-3727, Email:
  • WAYNE, Lat: 43.102556 Lon: -76.686611, Call Sign: WPVZ477
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2012, Expiration Date: 09/19/2022, Certifier: Donald H Regoord
    Registrant: Utilities Telecom Council, Inc., 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, 5th Flr., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (203) 833-6818, Email:

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