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Galax is an independent city.
The community was named after the wildflower growing on mountain slopes here.
The latitude of Galax is 36.661N. The longitude is -80.924W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,372 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,655.
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8% of Galax residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galax ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galax was $17,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Galax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Galax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Libraries in Galax include Galax Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Galax include Galax Gazette
Galax City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galax political report.
The average commute time for Galax workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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