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Living In Galesburg, IL

Galesburg is a small city in Illinois with approximately 31,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%). Most residents own their homes in Galesburg, and 43% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $642 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Galesburg will save around $4,900 compared to the state average.

Galesburg has an average commute time of about 16 minutes, quicker than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 34% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking (3%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Galesburg has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 11% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Galesburg: healthcare, retail, and education. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of the city's population works in transportation, making it the top field in the city. Galesburg workers earn an average annual income of just over $48K, about $29,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Galesburg's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).



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