About Galena IL
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. A 581-acre (235 ha) section of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Galena Historic District. The city is named for the mineral galena, which was the ore exploited as the basis of the region’s mining economy.
Galena is located at 42°25′5″N 90°25′53″W / 42.41806°N 90.43139°W / 42.41806; -90.43139 (42.418171, −90.431472) along the Galena River, which is one of many tributaries of the Mississippi River.
According to the 2010 census, Galena has a total area of 4.167 square miles (10.79 km), of which 4.16 square miles (10.77 km) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.007 square miles (0.02 km) (or 0.17%) is water.
Galena is located in the Driftless Zone, an area that was not covered by glaciers during the recent ice ages. This area, which includes the far northwestern corner of Illinois, escaped glaciation, while almost the entire state was glaciated, nearly to its southern tip. Because it escaped glaciation, this area is known for its hills, valleys, bluffs and considerable exposed rock.
Horseshoe Mound is a hill located outside Galena that U.S. 20 winds around before entering Galena. The view from Horseshoe Mound is one of the most photographed spots in the city. It stands at 1,063 feet (324 m) above sea level.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,429 people, 1,632 households, and 896 families residing in the city. The population density was 819.4 people per square mile (358.2/km). There were 1,960 housing units at an average density of 470.0 per square mile (188.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 3.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.3% of the population.
There were 1,632 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.71. In the city, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 19, 4.2% from 20 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,409, and the median income for a family was $53,438. Males had a median income of $31,809 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,117. About 5.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
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Galena Illinois neighborhoods include: Abingdon, Adair, Addison, Aledo, Alexander, Alexis, Algonquin, Alhambra, Allerton, Alorton, Alpha, Alsip, Alton, Altona, Alvin, Ancona, Andalusia, Anna, Annawan, Antioch, Arenzville, Arlington Heights, Armstrong, Ashland, Ashley, Ashmore, Assumption, Athens, Atkinson, Auburn, Augusta, Aurora, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barry, Bartlett, Bartonville, Basco, Batavia, Bath, Baylis, Beach Park, Beecher, Belle Rive, Belleville, Bellevue, Bellwood, Belvidere, Bensenville, Benson, Berkeley, Berwyn, Bethalto, Big Rock, Bismarck, Blackstone, Blandinsville, Bloomington, Blue Island, Blue Mound, Bluffs, Bluford, Bolingbrook, Bonfield, Bonnie, Bourbonnais, Bowen, Braceville, Bradley, Braidwood, Bridgeview, Brighton, Brimfield, Bristol, Broadlands, Broadview, Brookfield, Brussels, Buckingham, Buffalo, Buffalo Grove, Bull Valley, Bulpitt, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Bushnell, Cabery, Cahokia, Caledonia, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Cambridge, Camp Point, Cantrall, Capron, 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