For population 25 years and over in Galena:
For population 15 years and over in Galena CDP:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,270 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (13.4 miles , pop. 256,231).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (258.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Greenville, IN (1.7 miles ), Georgetown, IN (2.0 miles ), New Albany, IN (2.7 miles ), Crandall, IN (2.8 miles) , Lanesville, IN (2.8 miles ), Borden, IN (2.9 miles ), Clarksville, IN (3.1 miles ), Palmyra, IN (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 38.35 N, Longitude: 85.94 W
Area code: 812
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Average climate in Galena, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Galena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Galena place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 23.3 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Galena-area historical earthquake activity is below Indiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from Galena center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from Galena center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.09. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 5.4%
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Religion statistics for Galena (based on Floyd County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.45%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
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8.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,253 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,200 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Galena fatal accident list:
Jun 27, 2009 09:11 PM, Us-150, Barry Lane, Lat: 38.34842222, Lon: -85.92741944, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Dec 2, 2008 02:08 PM, Us-150, Featheringill, Lat: 38.352022, Lon: -85.941667, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
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