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Galesburg is a city in Knox County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after its founder, George Washington Gale
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Galesburg. For links to other places called Galesburg, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Galesburg is 40.947N. The longitude is -90.371W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,809.


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Median household income
Local
$31,987
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Galesburg demographic reports
The fifth Lincoln-Douglas debate occurred here
Well-known residents have included:
· Carl Sandburg, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Railroad Days - June 23-24, 2007
  • Heritage Days - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Sandburg Days - April 26-28, 2007
  • Rootabaga Jazz Festival - March 8-10, 2007
  • Chocolate Festival - March 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Galesburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Storey Recreational Area, Snakeden Hollow Fish and Wildlife Area
Historic sites and museums: Carl Sandburg Historic Site, Discovery Depot Children's Museum, Illinois Citizen Soldier Museum, Galesburg Railroad Museum
Colleges and universities: Knox College, Carl Sandburg College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

19% 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 $17,214, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Galesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Galesburg include Galesburg Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Galesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $322.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.


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Libraries in Galesburg include Galesburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Galesburg include Galesburg Zephyr, Register-Mail

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Knox County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Galesburg political report.

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The average commute time for Galesburg workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Galesburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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