Galesburg Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Galesburg, IL

General Galesburg Information

State: Illinois

County: Knox County

Close cities: Abingdon, IL, Wataga, IL, Gilson, IL, Knoxville, IL, Gerlaw, IL, Rio, IL, East Galesburg, IL, Oneida, IL, North Henderson, IL, Henderson, IL, Galesburg, IL, Cameron, IL

Galesburg Population (census data)
Total 31,091 (-6.9% since 2000)
Male 15,572 (50.1%)
Female 15,519 (49.9%)

Population Density: 1,840 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 76.3 (US Avg is 100)

Galesburg Elevation: 773 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1877

Land Area: 16.9 square miles

Median Household Income: $36,547

Zip Codes: 61402, and 61401.

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Galesburg Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (82.1%)
  • Black (10.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (18.1%)
  • Irish (12.3%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Swedish (10.0%)
  • United States (8.8%)
  • Italian (2.8%)
Foriegn Born: 755 people (2.4%)
  • Latin America (47.6%)
  • Asia (28.6%)
  • Europe (23.8%)

Local Galesburg Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Football: St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears
NBA Basketball: Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks
NCAA Sports: Bradley University, Western Illinois University

Galesburg School Information

High Schools
Churchill Junior High School (905 Maple Avenue, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Galesburg High School (1135 W Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Lombard Junior High School (1220 E Knox Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Elementary Schools
Lincoln Elementary School (832 Harrison Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Nielson Elementary School (547 N Farnham Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Silas Willard Elementary School (495 E Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Other/Private Schools
Cooke School (849 South Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Gale School (1131 W Dayton Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Hill Correctional Center (P. O. Box 1327, Galesburg, IL, 61402 - Corrections School District 428 Department Of District)
King School (1018 South Farnham Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Knox County Academy (850 Mulberry Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Knox ROE District)
Phoenix Program (243 South Farnham, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Knox-Warren Special Education District District)
Steele School (1480 W Main Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)
Stone Early Education Center (1072 W North Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401 - Galesburg Community Unit School District 205 District)

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