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Galena, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Galena had a population of 2,918 as of July 1, 2019. Galena ranks in the upper 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 Galena is located at latitude 37.0759 and longitude -94.6397 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Galena encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Galena (GNIS ID: 485578) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galena: Leedsville.

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Galena, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Galena, KS Housing Affordability Index is 288
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Galena, KS Wealth Index is 37
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,918 (100%)
Population in Households 2,848 (97.6%)
Population in Families 2,309 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 70 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 636
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,624
Average Household Income $47,158
Per Capita Income $17,922
Wealth Index4 37

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 727 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 402 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $58,492
Housing Affordability Index3 288
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,129
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 763
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.72%
Households -0.49% -0.76%
Families -0.22% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Galena, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galena to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 93 86th
Population Density # 414 38th
Diversity Index # 158 76th
Median Household Income # 646 4th
Per Capita Income # 659 2nd

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