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Popular tourist area; most of the community lies within a National Register Historic District.
Galena is a city in Jo Daviess County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the presence of lead ore.
The latitude of Galena is 42.416N. The longitude is -90.428W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,459.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Galena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jo Daviess 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 61036 ZIP code.
36% of Galena residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $19,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Galena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Galena include Galena Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Galena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $865.
Libraries in Galena include Galena Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Galena include Galena Gazette
Jo Daviess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galena political report.
Galena restaurants taking online reservations include Fried Green Tomatoes, Vinny Vanucchi's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Galena workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Galena, ILPros: Small, but sophisticated historic community located in the NW corner of Illinois...
Cons: Lack of high paying jobs...
This is a good place to Relax, enjoy historic architecture, get away from hussle and bussle of big cities.Blog about Galena
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