Galva, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Galva, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Galva had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galva: Gefle.

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Galva, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 897
Population in Households 897
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,825
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,978
Average Household Income $69,411
Per Capita Income $26,317


Total Housing Units 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $165,432
Average Home Value $167,239


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.04%
Households 0.31% 0.0%
Families 0.58% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2018 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 # 223 67th
Population Density # 65 90th
Diversity Index # 622 7th
Median Household Income # 182 73rd
Per Capita Income # 287 57th

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