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Galax (Independent City), Virginia

111 E Grayson St
Galax, VA 24333
Phone: (276) 236-5773
Fax: (276) 236-2889

In southern VA, southwest of Roanoke. Incorporated as a town in 1906; as a city in 1954. Name Origin: For the mountain evergreen plant, which grows abundantly in the area. Originally called Bonaparte

Area (sq mi):: 8.23 (land 8.23; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 811.20
Population 2005: 6,676 State rank: 126 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 6,837 (White 81.20%; Black or African American 6.30%; Hispanic or Latino 11.10%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 8.60%. Median age: 39.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,447; median household $28,236; Population below poverty level: 18.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,000-$21,476
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.80% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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