Galesburg is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,043 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. 38.77% of Galesburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Galesburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galesburg who work in sales jobs (12.05%), office and administrative support (9.54%), and management occupations (8.78%).
Being a small city, Galesburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Galesburg have a very low rate of college education: just 9.60% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Galesburg in 2010 was $18,958, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,832 for a family of four. However, Galesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Dutch, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Galesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and German.