Galva, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Galva, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Galva had a population of 903 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galva: Gefle.

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Galva, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 903
Daytime Population: Workers 172
Daytime Population: Residents 513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 903
Population in Familes 805
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,837
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $57,300
Average Household Income $75,402
Per Capita Income $28,479


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $164,560
Average Home Value $167,752


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.35%
Households 0.4% 0.28%
Families 0.67% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 # 220 67th
Population Density # 62 91st
Diversity Index # 626 6th
Median Household Income # 138 80th
Per Capita Income # 182 73rd

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