Galena, KS
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Galena is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 2,930 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Galena is the 94th largest community in Kansas.

Galena is a blue-collar town, with 37.30% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Galena is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Galena who work in office and administrative support (16.19%), teaching (7.48%), and sales jobs (6.90%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Galena has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Galena has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Galena than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Galena may be for you.

As is often the case in a small city, Galena doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Galena rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.29% of adults 25 and older in Galena have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Galena in 2010 was $16,101, which is low income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,404 for a family of four.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Galena include Irish, English, Dutch, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Galena is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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