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Galena, Illinois

Galena is a city located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,460. It is the county seat of Jo Daviess County6.

Geography Galena is located at 42°25'5" North, 90°25'53" West (42.418171, -90.431472)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²). 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 3,460 people, 1,570 households, and 893 families residing in the city. The population density is 358.2/km² (926.4/mi²). There are 1,821 housing units at an average density of 188.5/km² (487.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.54% White, 0.32% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 5.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,570 households out of which 20.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% are non-families. 37.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.81.

In the city the population is spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,103, and the median income for a family is $44,063. Males have a median income of $32,172 versus $19,670 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,773. 9.9% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.8% are under the age of 18 and 9.3% are 65 or older.

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