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Living In Galena, IL

A small town in Illinois, Galena has just over 3,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (28%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just under 47, the town's residents are notablyolder than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in Galena, and 67% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $757 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Galena will save around $3,500 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 16 minutes, faster than most cities in Illinois, Galena residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not extensively used. A small percentage of residents (7%) walk to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

There are three primary industries in Galena: entertainment, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries make up 30% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. Galena workers bring in an average annual income of just over $63,000, about $14,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Galena's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Galena has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (25%) compared to the national average. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

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