For population 25 years and over in Galen:
For population 15 years and over in Galen town:
80 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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+: New York, NY (223.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
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:
Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 76.88 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 315
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Galen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Galen-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 70% 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 below New York state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Galen center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from Galen center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), 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: Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William Morris Stewart - Politician.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Galen: Henry Romeyn.
Hospitals/medical centers near Galen:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galen:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
16 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Galen compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,226 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($955 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,829 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
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