Galax city, VA

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2019 Population
6,517
1.82% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
45
0.222% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
23.8%
6.52% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$33,575
5.13% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$96,600
4.45% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
2,631
5.63% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Galax city, VA had a population of 6.52k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $33,575. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Galax city, VA declined from 6,638 to 6,517, a −1.82% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,938 to $33,575, a 5.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Galax city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.1%), White (Hispanic) (10.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.97%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (2.56%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.38%). 0% of the households in Galax city, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.2% of the residents in Galax city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Galax city, VA was $96,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.1%. Most people in Galax city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Galax city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Galax city, VA borders Carroll County, VA and Grayson County, VA.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Galax city, VA is home to a population of 6.52k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 21.5% of Galax city, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2019, there were 7.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.15k people) in Galax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 688 White (Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Galax city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.15k ± 291
  2. White (Hispanic)
    688 ± 253
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    324 ± 101
14.5%
Hispanic Population
945 people

In 2019, there were 7.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.15k people) in Galax city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 688 White (Hispanic) and 324 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.5% of the people in Galax city, VA are hispanic (945 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Galax city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
9.93%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
659 people

As of 2019, 21.5% of Galax city, VA residents (1.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Galax city, VA was 9.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Galax city, VA was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Galax city, VA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Galax city, VA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

95.2%
2019 Citizenship
91.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.2% of Galax city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Galax city, VA was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    243 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    102 ± 73
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    67 ± 56

Galax city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Galax city, VA is $33,575. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Galax city, VA was Census Tract 701.01 with a value of $35,923, followed by Census Tract 701.02 and N/A, with respective values of $29,688 and N/A.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Galax city, VA employs 2.63k people. The largest industries in Galax city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (477 people), and Retail Trade (249 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,317), Construction ($41,226), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,455).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,575
2019 value
± $2,284
5.13%
1 Year Growth
± 13.3%

Households in Galax city, VA have a median annual income of $33,575, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,938 in 2018, which represents a 5.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Galax city, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 701.01
  2. Census Tract 701.02
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Galax city, VA was Census Tract 701.01 with a value of $35,923, followed by Census Tract 701.02 and N/A, with respective values of $29,688 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Galax city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Galax city, VA (1.49k out of 6.26k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,439 ± 278
  2. Hispanic
    365 ± 171
  3. Black
    30 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Galax city, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.63k
2019 Value
± 358
−5.63%
1 Year decline
± 20.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Galax city, VA declined at a rate of −5.63%, from 2.79k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Galax city, VA, are Production Occupations (293 people), Management Occupations (271 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Galax city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Galax city, VA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (293 people), Management Occupations (271 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (248 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Galax city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.22 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.49 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Galax city, VA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($67,875), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,750), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,864).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.63k
2019 Value
± 358
−5.63%
1 Year decline
± 20.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Galax city, VA declined at a rate of −5.63%, from 2.79k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Galax city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (477 people), and Retail Trade (249 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Galax city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Galax city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Galax city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (477 people), and Retail Trade (249 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Galax city, VA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.81 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Galax city, VA, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,317), Construction ($41,226), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,455).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Galax city, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 67.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.7%), followed by Other (3.87%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Galax city, VA
67.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Galax city, VA was $96,600 in 2019, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $101,100 to $96,600, a 4.45% decrease. The homeownership rate in Galax city, VA is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Galax city, VA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Galax city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$96,600
2019 Median
± $18,929
$101,100
2018 Median
± $19,019

In 2019, the median property value in Galax city, VA declined from to $96,600 from the previous year's value of $101,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Galax city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Galax city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$33,575
Median Household Income
± $2,284
2.66k
Number of Households
± 317

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.66k households in Galax city, VA grew to $33,575 from the previous year's value of $31,938.

The following chart displays the households in Galax city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Galax city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Galax city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%
2019 Homeownership
65.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.1% of the housing units in Galax city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Galax city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Galax city, VA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Galax city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (15.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.49%)

In 2019, 75.3% of workers in Galax city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.6%) and those who worked at home (6.49%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Galax city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Galax city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

83.8% of the population of Galax city, VA has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.2%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Galax city, VA grew by 6.5% from 15.3% to 16.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Galax city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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