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Galena, MO
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Living in Galena


Galena is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 455 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Galena is the 425th largest community in Missouri.

Galena real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Galena house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galena who work in business and financial occupations (23.48%), sales jobs (19.13%), and office and administrative support (10.14%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Galena is worth considering.

In Galena, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Galena is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Galena has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.72% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Galena in 2018 was $16,124, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,496 for a family of four. However, Galena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Galena also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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. Important ancestries of people in Galena include German, Irish, English, European, and French.

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


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