Galax, Virginia

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Galax (pronounced /ˈɡeɪlæks/) is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is bounded to the northeast by Carroll County and to the southwest by Grayson County. The population was 6,837 as of the 2000 census. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Galax with neighboring Carroll county for statistical purposes.



Galax is located at 36°39′52″N 80°55′12″W / 36.66444°N 80.92°W / 36.66444; -80.92 (36.664675, -80.920275)[3].

The United States Census Bureau says the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,837 people, 2,950 households, and 1,843 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.9 people per square mile (320.8/km²). There were 3,217 housing units at an average density of 391.0/sq mi (150.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.11% White, 6.26% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.51% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 11.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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