Galesburg is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Galesburg is the 355th largest community in Michigan.
When you are in Galesburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.99% of Galesburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Galesburg is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galesburg who work in office and administrative support (11.20%), food service (11.20%), and healthcare (7.23%).
Being a small city, Galesburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Galesburg, just 8.47% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Galesburg in 2010 was $17,616, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,464 for a family of four.
The people who call Galesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Galesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Galesburg include German, Irish, Dutch, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Galesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.