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.

Galax is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.94%), office and administrative support (10.78%), and management occupations (6.86%).

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.

In Galax, just 12.39% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Galax in 2010 was $20,081, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,324 for a family of four. However, Galax contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 18.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galax include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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