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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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Median household income
Local
$28,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Galax demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Festival - July 13-14, 2007
  • Old Fiddler's Convention and Downtown Fest - Aug. 10-11, 2007
  • Downtown Fest - Aug. 10-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Galax web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: New River Trail State Park
Historic sites and museums: Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The town of Galax spreads out in a valley that has Chestnut Creek at its center.
-- Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Noah Adams

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

11% of Galax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Galax festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Galax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.


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Libraries in Galax include Galax Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Galax include Galax Gazette

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Galax City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galax political report.

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The average commute time for Galax workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Galax include Knights Inn, Super 8.

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“ The town of Galax spreads out in a valley that has Chestnut Creek at its center. ”
~ Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Noah Adams

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