Galena is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,183 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Galena is the 402nd largest community in Illinois. Galena has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Galena is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Galena is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galena who work in office and administrative support (24.77%), maintenance occupations (12.85%), and management occupations (12.41%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.28 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Galena are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.73% of adults in Galena having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Galena in 2010 was $33,890, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,560 for a family of four. However, Galena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Galena is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Galena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Galena residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Galena also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galena include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Galena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.