Galesburg, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 30,769 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 15,979  (51.9%)
Females: 14,790  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,073 (it was $31,987 in 2000)
Galesburg:

$37,073
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,602 (it was $17,214 in 2000)

Galesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,881 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Galesburg:

$79,881
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $97,302; detached houses: $97,289; townhouses or other attached units: $76,831; in 2-unit structures: $73,016; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $229,327; mobile homes: $21,049

Median gross rent in 2017: $618.

March 2019 cost of living index in Galesburg: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.5%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.0% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for other race residents, 31.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Galesburg, IL (2017)
    • 23,20274.6%White alone
    • 4,12113.3%Black alone
    • 2,4748.0%Hispanic
    • 5281.7%Asian alone
    • 4281.4%Two or more races
    • 1490.5%Other race alone
    • 160.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Galesburg, Illinois as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Galesburg is 344 to 1.


Crime rates in Galesburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
2
(6.2)
2
(6.3)
2
(6.3)
1
(3.2)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(55.5)
26
(81.2)
8
(25.2)
22
(70.8)
21
(67.3)
15
(49.3)
16
(49.5)
18
(55.9)
25
(79.1)
28
(88.8)
17
(53.9)
15
(48.2)
16
(52.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
25
(77.1)
26
(81.2)
23
(72.5)
26
(83.6)
15
(48.1)
125
(410.9)
82
(253.9)
14
(43.5)
11
(34.8)
20
(63.4)
17
(53.9)
23
(74.0)
7
(22.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
126
(388.8)
119
(371.7)
135
(425.4)
122
(392.4)
158
(506.7)
31
(101.9)
18
(55.7)
89
(276.3)
87
(275.3)
76
(241.0)
96
(304.5)
85
(273.4)
73
(237.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
378
(1,166)
429
(1,340)
389
(1,226)
290
(932.7)
280
(898.0)
280
(920.3)
222
(687.5)
237
(735.8)
227
(718.3)
257
(814.9)
187
(593.1)
203
(652.9)
110
(357.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,248
(3,851)
1,190
(3,717)
1,032
(3,252)
840
(2,702)
1,082
(3,470)
969
(3,185)
947
(2,933)
844
(2,620)
891
(2,819)
754
(2,391)
675
(2,141)
765
(2,460)
423
(1,375)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(92.6)
28
(87.5)
23
(72.5)
31
(99.7)
42
(134.7)
29
(95.3)
36
(111.5)
17
(52.8)
22
(69.6)
24
(76.1)
28
(88.8)
19
(61.1)
16
(52.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(43.2)
2
(6.2)
6
(18.9)
5
(16.1)
2
(6.4)
3
(9.9)
5
(15.5)
4
(12.4)
1
(3.2)
2
(6.3)
3
(9.5)
1
(3.2)
4
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)388.4419.4348.6354.4382.1382.5307.5286.0310.1309.7260.8270.9180.1

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City-data.com crime index in Galesburg, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 72 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: American (10.7%), German (8.8%), Irish (7.5%), Swedish (6.9%), English (5.4%), African (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1877

Elevation: 773 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,821 people per square mile   (low).

Galesburg, Illinois map

1,372 residents are foreign born (1.5% Africa, 1.1% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,687 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,320 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (42.5 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (152.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

East Galesburg, IL (1.7 miles ),
Henderson, IL (2.2 miles ),
Knoxville, IL (2.3 miles ),
Wataga, IL (2.6 miles ),
Abingdon, IL (3.2 miles ),
Gilson, IL (3.3 miles),
North Henderson, IL (3.3 miles),
Rio, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.95 N, Longitude: 90.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,962 (+16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,558 (79.1%)

Area code: 309

Distribution of median household income in Galesburg, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Galesburg, IL in 2017
Galesburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $264,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $261,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $315,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Galesburg, IL residents
Average permit cost in Galesburg, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Galesburg, IL
Historical housing units in Galesburg, IL
Most common industries in Galesburg, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.9%)
  • Rail transportation (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Galesburg, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Galesburg, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Galesburg-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Galesburg city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Galesburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.6 miles away from Galesburg center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 197.7 miles away from Galesburg center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Galesburg topographic map

Hospitals in Galesburg:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPICES OF AMERICA NW IL (1640 NORTH HENDERSON STREET)
  • FROEHLICH HOUSE (356 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE)
  • GALESBURG COTTAGE HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 695 N KELLOGG ST)
  • HAWTHORNE TERRACE (2136 WINDISH DRIVE)
  • PLONKA TERRACE (184 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 3333 NORTH SEMINARY)
  • ST MARY'S SQUARE LIVING CENTER (239 SOUTH CHERRY)
  • STEVENS HOUSE (2182 WINDISH DRIVE)
  • TRULSON HOUSE (260 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE)
  • WALSH TERRACE (2016 WINDISH DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Galesburg:

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Amtrak station:

GALESBURG (EX-BN) (225 S. SEMINARY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Galesburg:

  • Carl Sandburg College (Full-time enrollment: 1,784; Location: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard; Public; Website: www.sandburg.edu)
  • Knox College (Full-time enrollment: 1,408; Location: 2 E South St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.knox.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galesburg:

  • Black Hawk College (about 37 miles; Moline, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,086)
  • Western Illinois University (about 38 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Augustana College (about 40 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 41 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 43 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 44 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public high schools in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,461, Location: 1135 W FREMONT ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • KNOX COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 1054 E LOSEY ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • KNOX COUNTY ACADEMY (EVENING DIPLOMA PROGRAM) (Location: 1054 E LOSEY ST, Grades: 12)

Private high school in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ASSOC (Students: 80, Location: 1881 E FREMONT ST, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Galesburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Galesburg:

  • COSTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 209, Location: 2726 COSTA DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Galesburg

Library in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,346,873; Location: 40 EAST SIMMONS STREET; 202,420 books; 2,225 e-books; 5,349 audio materials; 4,825 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 273 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Galesburg: Bunker Links Golf Course (A), Galesburg Hospital Ambulance Service (B), Galesburg Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Hill Correctional Center (D), Knox County Courthouse (E), Galesburg Public Library (F), Galesburg Fire Department Station 3 Freemont (G), Galesburg Fire Department Station 2 Brooks (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sandburg Mall (1), Bridlecreek Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Galesburg include: Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Bethany Baptist Church (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C), Bethesda Baptist Church (D), Calvary Assembly of God Church (E), Central Congregational Church (F), Church of Christ (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lewis Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), East Linwood Cemetery (3), Hope Cemetery (4), Linwood Cemetery (5), Memorial Park Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Storey (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Galesburg include: Kiwanis Park (1), Kelly Park (2), Graham Park (3), Custer Park (4), Central Park (5), Carl Sandburg Birthplace Historic Site (6), Galesburg Historic District (7), Peck Park (8), Village Green Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Galesburg Civic Art Center (Museums; 114 East Main Street) (1), Galesburg Railroad Museum (423 Mulberry Street) (2), Discovery Depot Children's Museum (128 South Chambers Street) (3), Bnsf-Roadmaster Clerk (Recreation Areas; 1970 Lacon Drive) (4), Bnsf - Postal Clerk (Recreation Areas; 3598 Saluda Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Galesburg (907 West Carl Sandburg Drive) (1), Fairfield Inn Galesburg (901 West Carl Sandburg Drive) (2), Econo Inn (1475 North Henderson Street) (3), Country Inn & Suites (2284 Promenade Court) (4), Country Inn-Suites Galesburg (2284 Promenade Court) (5), Best Western Prairie Inn (300 South Soangetaha Road) (6), Comfort Inn (907 W Carl Sandburg Dr) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Congress - Representatives- Evans Lane- Galesburg District Office (261 North Broad Street) (1), Knox County - Circuit Clerk- Small Claims Court (200 South Cherry Street) (2), Knox County Juvenile Court Services (200 South Cherry Street) (3), Knox County - Court Services Probation (200 South Cherry Street) (4), Probation Div Court Services Department (1319 East 5th Street) (5), Knox County - Knox County- Sheriff's Office- Bailiff's Office Court Secu (150 South Broad Street) (6), Knox County - Circuit Clerk- Traffic Court (200 South Cherry Street) (7), Knox County Teen Court (55 West Tompkins Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Willie Heston - Football player and coach, Phil Hare - Politician, Barry Cheesman - Professional golfer, Carl Sandburg - (1878-1967), poet, David A. Bramlett - General, Dorothea Tanning - Artist, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. - Civil engineer, Jim Sundberg - Baseball player, John Rusling Block - Food industry businessman, Marie Helene Franey - Roman Catholic nun.

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

I74 SPOON RIVER REST AREA (Population served: 2,356, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FIVE SEASONS (Address: 1457 N CEDAR ST , Serves IA, Population served: 675, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE MOON DRIVE IN (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CEDAR WATER COMPANY, INC. (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE BRACKEN CC CLUBHOUSE (Address: 1036 SUNNY KNOLL DR , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE BRACKEN C C POOL WELL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE BRACKEN CC GOLF COURSE BATH ROOM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2007)

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

  • NOAHS KOZY INN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE CALHOUN ASSOCIATION #5 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Galesburg in 2010:

  • 1,844 people in state prisons
  • 1,094 people in college/university student housing
  • 485 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Galesburg in 2000:

  • 1,819 people in state prisons
  • 1,036 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 646 people in nursing homes
  • 339 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Galesburg (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sandburg Branch, Galesburg Branch, Prairie Street Mb Branch. 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
  • Midwest Bank of Western Illinois: Seminary Banking Center Branch at 2558 North Seminary St, branch established on 2008/03/03; Galesburg Banking Center Branch at 612 West Main Street, branch established on 1996/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $417.7 mil, Deposits: $312.3 mil, headquarters in Monmouth, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Western Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers & Mechanics Bank: Henderson Branch at 1230 N Henderson St, branch established on 2004/06/01; at 21 East Main Street, branch established on 1869/03/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $221.5 mil, Deposits: $175.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Tompkins State Bank: Galesburg Branch at 695 Knox Highway 10, branch established on 2006/02/01; Galesburg Branch at 1380 North Henderson Street, branch established on 1967/07/21. Info updated 2008/12/22: Bank assets: $183.4 mil, Deposits: $151.7 mil, headquarters in Avon, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Tompkins Bancorp, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Galesburg Center Branch at 1865 North Henderson Street, branch established on 1882/01/01; Galesburg Downtown Branch at 50 East Main Street, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Galesburg Facility Branch at 1515 N Henderson Street, branch established on 1892/01/01; Galesburg Main Branch at 101 East Main Street, branch established on 1989/11/09. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Midwest Bank: Galesburg Facility at 302 East Main Street, branch established on 1862/01/18; Galesburg Hy-Vee Supermarket at 2030 East Main Street, branch established on 1979/03/19. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Galesburg Wal-Mart Branch at 659 Knox Square Drive, branch established on 2007/06/11. 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)

For population 15 years and over in Galesburg:

Marital status in Galesburg, IL
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Galesburg:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Galesburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Galesburg, IL (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,95235
Evangelical Protestant5,20844
Catholic3,3476
Other7265
Black Protestant4223
None34,264-
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: 12
Knox County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Knox County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Knox County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Knox County:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Knox County:

11.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Galesburg:

45.0%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Galesburg:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Galesburg:

21.0%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Galesburg:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Galesburg:

77.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Galesburg, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 50$243,594$58,4630$0
Firefighters 43$225,541$62,9420$0
Streets and Highways 29$129,799$53,7102$1,444
Police - Other 26$99,605$45,97215$6,882
Other Government Administration 23$74,827$39,0401$844
Water Supply 19$84,096$53,1130$0
Parks and Recreation 17$73,266$51,71745$15,905
Financial Administration 15$68,636$54,9090$0
Welfare 8$21,169$31,7546$7,022
Natural Resources 2$7,022$42,1320$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,598$43,1762$1,528
Fire - Other 1$4,426$53,1120$0
Judicial and Legal 1$7,070$84,8400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 235$1,042,649$53,24271$33,625

Galesburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,870,000 ($418.28)
    Water Utilities: $1,076,000 ($34.97)
    Parking Facilities: $628,000 ($20.41)
    Central Staff Services: $625,000 ($20.31)
    General - Other: $400,000 ($13.00)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($2.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,116,000 ($231.27)
    Regular Highways: $6,555,000 ($213.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,340,000 ($206.05)
    Water Utilities: $5,855,000 ($190.29)
    General - Other: $5,143,000 ($167.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,689,000 ($119.89)
    Central Staff Services: $2,532,000 ($82.29)
    Libraries: $1,656,000 ($53.82)
    Financial Administration: $873,000 ($28.37)
    General Public Buildings: $460,000 ($14.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $325,000 ($10.56)
    Air Transportation: $221,000 ($7.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($0.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000 ($96.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $721,000 ($23.43)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,443,000 ($501.90)

Galesburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,312,000 ($75.14)
    Other: $1,739,000 ($56.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,164,000 ($37.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,207,000 ($136.73)
    Transit Utilities: $426,000 ($13.85)
    Public Welfare: $318,000 ($10.34)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($1.04)
    Other: $9,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $835,000 ($27.14)
    Interest Earnings: $342,000 ($11.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000 ($10.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,840,000 ($189.80)
    Transit Utilities: $30,000 ($0.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,882,000 ($321.17)
    Highways: $2,938,000 ($95.49)
    Transit Utilities: $903,000 ($29.35)
    Public Welfare: $845,000 ($27.46)
    Water Utilities: $597,000 ($19.40)
    Other: $57,000 ($1.85)
  • Tax - Property: $9,885,000 ($321.26)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,306,000 ($139.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,153,000 ($102.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $623,000 ($20.25)
    Other License: $314,000 ($10.21)

Galesburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,459,000 ($2679.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,185,000 ($2411.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,741,000 ($641.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,467,000 ($372.68)

Galesburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,630,000 ($1710.49)

4.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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 Warren County, IL  0.49% ($42,677 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  0.38% ($49,697)
from Henry County, IL  0.27% ($35,340)


4.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Peoria County, IL  0.53% ($38,048 average AGI)
to Warren County, IL  0.43% ($34,553)
to Henry County, IL  0.25% ($42,490)
Businesses in Galesburg, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears2
Dairy Queen3Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx5Subway3
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular3
JCPenney1UPS8
Jimmy John's1Vans2
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Galesburg:

  • WGIL (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAM (1330 AM; 1 kW; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galesburg:

  • WVKC (90.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: KNOX COLLEGE)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCL-LP (95.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Galesburg:

  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Galesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 97Number of bridges
  • 1,119ft / 341mTotal length
  • $7,403,000Total costs
  • 472,175Total average daily traffic
  • 83,399Total average daily truck traffic
  • 235,420Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Galesburg, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 41920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 311960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Galesburg, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Galesburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Galesburg, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Galesburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Galesburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 122. The highest number of fire incidents - 149 took place in 2012, and the least - 98 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Galesburg, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.4%), and Outside Fires (33.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Galesburg, IL
    • 98547.4%Structure Fires
    • 69433.4%Outside Fires
    • 38718.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 120.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Galesburg, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Galesburg, Illinois:

  • Regency Hotel And Conference Center, 3282 N Henderson St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-1111, Fax: (309) 344-3963
  • Travelers Rest Inn, 565 W Main St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-3191
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 29 Public Sq, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-9161, Fax: (309) 343-0157
  • Best Western Prairie Inn, Soangataha Rd, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-7151, Fax: (309) 343-7151
  • Comfort Inn Galesburg, 907 W Carl Sandburg Dr, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-5445, Fax: (309) 344-5445
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2285 Washington St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-7100, Fax: (309) 343-7340
  • Super 8, 737 Knox Hwy 10, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 289-2100, Fax: (309) 289-2132
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 2284 Promenade Ct, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-4444, Fax: (309) 344-4445
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2160 E Main St, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-7100, Fax: (309) 343-7340
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Galesburg, Illinois
Most common first names in Galesburg, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary36779.1 years
John31375.6 years
William31173.7 years
Robert26770.9 years
James21872.4 years
Helen21882.0 years
Charles21475.4 years
George16677.6 years
Ruth16581.4 years
Dorothy15579.1 years
Most common last names in Galesburg, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson31678.3 years
Anderson16079.8 years
Nelson15280.2 years
Smith15177.0 years
Miller10474.2 years
Swanson10081.5 years
Carlson10080.1 years
Brown10075.8 years
Peterson9480.2 years
Wilson7775.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Galesburg, IL
  • 90.1%Utility gas
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Galesburg, IL
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 35.6%Electricity
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Galesburg compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Galesburg on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #46 (61401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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