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Galesburg is a city in Knox County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after its founder, George Washington Gale
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Galesburg. For links to other places called Galesburg, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Galesburg is 40.947N. The longitude is -90.371W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,809.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galesburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61401 ZIP code.
19% of Galesburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galesburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galesburg was $17,214, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Galesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Galesburg include Galesburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Galesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.
Libraries in Galesburg include Galesburg Public Library ... View libraries
Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galesburg political report.
The average commute time for Galesburg workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Galesburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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