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Galena is a township in La Porte County, in the Michigan City-La Porte metro area.
So named because of the presence of lead ore
The latitude of Galena is 41.729N. The longitude is -86.638W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,710.
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26% of Galena residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Galena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Galena was $22,164, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Galena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Galena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $929.
La Porte County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galena political report.
The average commute time for Galena workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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