Galesburg, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Galesburg, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Galesburg had a population of 2,030 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Galesburg is located at latitude 42.2909 and longitude -85.4176 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Galesburg (GNIS ID: 1626330) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galesburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Galesburg, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,030
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 1,444
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 771
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $75,943
Average Home Value $108,612


Median Household Income $36,466
Average Household Income $47,302
Per Capita Income $19,571
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.34%
Households 0.1% 0.31%
Families -0.13% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Galesburg, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galesburg to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 299 57th
Population Density1 # 218 69th
Diversity Index2 # 259 63rd
Median Household Income # 551 21st
Per Capita Income # 544 22nd

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