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Galesburg is a city in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.
The community was named after George L. Gale, founder
The latitude of Galesburg is 42.288N. The longitude is -85.418W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,982.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galesburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalamazoo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49053 ZIP code.
22% 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 $16,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Galesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Galesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $820.
Libraries in Galesburg include Galesburg Memorial Library ... View libraries
Kalamazoo 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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