Galesburg, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 31,665 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 15,920  (50.3%)
Females: 15,745  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,110 (it was $31,987 in 2000)
Galesburg:

$32,110
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,829 (it was $17,214 in 2000)

Galesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,076 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Galesburg:

$66,076
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,921; Detached houses: $88,650; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,565; In 2-unit structures: $86,690; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,854; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,694; Mobile homes: $23,613

Median gross rent in 2012: $593.

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  • White alone - 24,791 (77.1%)
  • Black alone - 3,950 (12.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,498 (7.8%)
  • Asian alone - 355 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 305 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 51 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Galesburg: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.7%), Irish (11.8%), Swedish (8.3%), English (8.1%), United States (7.0%), Subsaharan African (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1877

Elevation: 773 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,874 people per square mile   (low).

Galesburg,IL real estate house value index trend

Galesburg, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Galesburg:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galesburg city:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

1,221 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  3.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Galesburg, Illinois as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Galesburg to the number of sex offenders is 429 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,481 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,317 (2.0%)

Galesburg satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.95 N, Longitude: 90.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,103 (+15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,674 (78.1%)

Area code: 309

Galesburg household income distribution Galesburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Galesburg by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2400201020012
per 100,000 5.911.90.00.06.10.03.10.06.40.00.03.16.2
Rapes 1317191919182682221151618
per 100,000 38.650.456.457.257.955.581.225.270.867.349.349.555.9
Robberies 142034272125262326151258214
per 100,000 41.559.3100.981.264.077.181.272.583.648.1410.9253.943.5
Assaults 102130124116102126119135122158311889
per 100,000 302.6385.7367.9349.0310.9388.8371.7425.4392.4506.7101.955.7276.3
Burglaries 192243253247239378429389290280280222237
per 100,000 569.6720.9750.6743.1728.51166.41339.91225.7932.7898.0920.3687.5735.8
Thefts 1,2581,3321,3341,3231,3631,2481,1901,0328401,082969947844
per 100,000 3732.33951.83957.83980.54154.33850.93716.83251.62701.73470.13185.02932.62620.5
Auto thefts 42784141363028233142293617
per 100,000 124.6231.4121.6123.4109.792.687.572.599.7134.795.3111.552.8
Arson 03224142652354
per 100,000 0.08.95.96.012.243.26.218.916.16.49.915.512.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 313.9384.9368.4359.9364.7387.2418.1347.6353.3380.9381.4306.6285.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Galesburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 82 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-0.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Galesburg, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Galesburg 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Galesburg topographic 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.

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 (FT 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:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Galesburg:

Private elementary/middle schools in Galesburg:

  • COSTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 2726 COSTA DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GALESBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ASSOC (Students: 64; Location: 1881 E FREMONT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Galesburg, School District: GALESBURG COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 205

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)

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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

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)
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

Galesburg, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Galesburg compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Galesburg, Illinois:

  • Motel 6 Galesburg, 1487 N Henderson, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-2401
  • Regency Hotel And Conference Center, 3282 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-1111, Fax: (309) 344-3963
  • Fairfield Inn By Marriott Galesburg, 901 West Carl Sandburg Dr, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-1911, Fax: (309) 344-1911
  • Travelers Rest Inn, 565 W Main St, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-3191
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 29 Public Sq, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-9161, Fax: (309) 343-0157
  • Best Western Prairie Inn, Soangataha Rd, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-7151, Fax: (309) 343-7151
  • Comfort Inn Galesburg, 907 W Carl Sandburg Dr, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 344-5445, Fax: (309) 344-5445
  • Thrifty Motel, 1777 Grand Ave, Galesburg, IL 61401 , Phone: (309) 343-2812
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Galesburg, Illinois

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Galesburg city (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.83%
Here: 40.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents25.4%17.1%13.8%7.4%6.2%
Congregations9.5%20.3%8.1%4.1%6.8%
NameBaptist General ConferenceAssemblies of GodNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.5%2.3%2.1%1.9%19.4%
Congregations1.4%2.7%4.1%4.1%39.2%
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: 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.
State:

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

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$62,012$53,1530$0
Other Government Administration 9$44,519$59,35911$4,109
Judicial and Legal 1$6,655$79,8600$0
Police Protection - Officers 53$290,061$65,6740$0
Police - Other 0$0 18$6,478
Firefighters 47$245,499$62,6810$0
Streets and Highways 25$130,872$62,8190$0
Airports 1$4,689$56,2681$193
Welfare 4$13,045$39,13515$13,922
Parks and Recreation 14$63,858$54,73535$12,996
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$48,843$58,6122$1,607
Natural Resources 2$9,128$54,7680$0
Water Supply 19$87,462$55,2390$0
Other and Unallocable 35$147,676$50,6323$3,339
Totals for Government 234$1,154,319$59,19685$42,644

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

  • Construction - General: $1,006,000 ($31.77)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,624,000 ($146.03)
    Regular Highways: $3,418,000 ($107.94)
    Central Staff Services: $2,968,000 ($93.73)
    Fire Protection: $2,931,000 ($92.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,767,000 ($87.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,339,000 ($73.87)
    General - Other: $1,781,000 ($56.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,186,000 ($37.45)
    Libraries: $1,118,000 ($35.31)
    Financial Administration: $604,000 ($19.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $400,000 ($12.63)
    Air Transportation: $272,000 ($8.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,582,000 ($81.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,421,000 ($329.10)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,196,000 ($37.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $531,000 ($16.77)
    All Other: $165,000 ($5.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $78,000 ($2.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,771,000 ($87.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,978,000 ($62.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,177,000 ($100.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,493,000 ($236.63)
    All Other: $1,761,000 ($55.61)
    Highways: $997,000 ($31.49)
  • Tax - Property: $5,406,000 ($170.72)
    Total General Sales: $2,331,000 ($73.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,308,000 ($41.31)
    NEC: $518,000 ($16.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $28,000,000 ($884.26)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,378,000 ($296.16)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,435,000 ($171.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $13,756,000 ($434.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,600,000 ($871.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $400,000 ($12.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,057,000 ($33.38)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,751,000 ($150.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,774,000 ($403.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $35,980,000 ($1136.27)

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Peoria County, IL  0.48% ($48,412 average AGI)
from Warren County, IL  0.45% ($29,473)
from Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,184)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, IL  0.49% ($23,384 average AGI)
to Peoria County, IL  0.43% ($32,138)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,333)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Galesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 75
Total length: 486 meters (1,594ft)
Total costs: $9,140,000
Total average daily traffic: 411,454
Total average daily truck traffic: 57,378

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 6
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 12
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 29
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 4
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: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Galesburg, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (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: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Galesburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 43 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Galesburg)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 123
  • Hazardous Condition: 118
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 21

Incident types - Galesburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Galesburg, IL
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
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

Galesburg on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #34 (61401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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