Galva, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Galva, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Galva had a population of 871 as of July 1, 2016. Galva ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Galva is located at latitude 38.3836 and longitude -97.5381 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galva (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McPherson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,545 feet.

The City of Galva (GNIS ID: 2394849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Galva is located within Township of Empire, a minor civil division (MCD) of McPherson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galva: Gefle.

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Galva, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 871
Population in Households 871
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,772
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $151,293
Average Home Value $165,678


Median Household Income $56,530
Average Household Income $71,254
Per Capita Income $27,108
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.05%
Households -0.09% -0.12%
Families 0.36% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Galva, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galva to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 226 66th
Population Density1 # 71 90th
Diversity Index2 # 628 6th
Median Household Income # 124 82nd
Per Capita Income # 195 71st

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