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Galax (Independent City), Virginia

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

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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of Galax, VA. Vaughan-Bassett has a plan for competing with imports, including those coming from China bearing most of its biggest domestic competitors' names.
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John Bassett III, president of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., Galax, VA, and a member of the IWF '98 Board of Directors, said his company sent 30 people to IWF "to scour the whole show looking for ways to increase productivity" to better compete with off-shore competition, particularly those from Asia.