Galax, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 6,837. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,676 (-2.4% change)
Males: 3,250 (47.5%), Females: 3,587 (52.5%)

Zip code: 24333

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $28,236
Median house value: $70,300

Races in Galax:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.2%)
  • Hispanic (11.1%)
  • Black (6.3%)
  • Other race (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (20.1%), English (10.5%), German (5.6%), Irish (4.5%), Scottish (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Elevation: 2382 feet

Land area: 8.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Galax

  • High school or higher: 60.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galax city

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

8.6% Foreign born (7.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +104 (+1.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Galax:

  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Galax:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Galax:

  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 61 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Abbreviation: INT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 72 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 79 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Galax:

  • TWIN COUNTY (about 10 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: HLX)
  • ELKIN MUNI (about 29 miles; ELKIN, NC; Abbreviation: ZEF)
  • MOUNT AIRY/SURRY COUNTY (about 30 miles; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Abbreviation: MWK)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Galax:

  • CREATIONS HAIR ACADEMY (Location: 225 S MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galax:

  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 47 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 53 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,271)

Schools

Public high school in Galax:

  • GALAX HIGH (Students: 460; Location: 200 MAROON TIDE DR; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Galax:

  • GALAX ELEM. (Students: 549; Location: 225 ACADEMY DRIVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • GALAX MIDDLE (Students: 321; Location: MAROON TIDE DR; Grades: 05 – 07)
  • GLADEVILLE ELEM. (Students: 285; Location: 3117 GLENDALE RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OAKLAND ELEM. (Students: 218; Location: 4930 PIPERS GAP ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BAYWOOD ELEM. (Students: 151; Location: 247 GRAMMAR LANE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEM. (Students: 149; Location: 2323 FAIRVIEW RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • COOP CTR FOR EXCEP CHILDREN (Location: MAROON TIDE DR; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Galax:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: P O BOX 698; Grades: KG – 10)

Libraries

Library in Galax:

  • GALAX-CARROLL REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $538,906; Location: 608 W. STUART DRIVE; 65,445 books; 1,596 audio materials; 1,786 video materials; 181 serial subscriptions)