Galax, VA
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Galax is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,914 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Galax is the 96th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Galax isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Galax are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Galax is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Galax who work in sales jobs (14.39%), office and administrative support (10.13%), and management occupations (6.62%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Galax has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Galax a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of people in Galax with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.58% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Galax in 2010 was $21,515, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,060 for a family of four.

Galax is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Galax home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Galax residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Galax also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galax include English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

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