East Galesburg, Illinois

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East Galesburg is a village in Knox County, Illinois, United States. The population was 839 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Galesburg Micropolitan Statistical Area.



East Galesburg is located at 40°56′38″N 90°18′43″W / 40.94389°N 90.31194°W / 40.94389; -90.31194 (40.943990, -90.312055).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.31%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 839 people, 344 households, and 256 families residing in the village. The population density was 574.7 people per square mile (221.9/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 246.6/sq mi (95.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.62% White, 0.24% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 344 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,324, and the median income for a family was $44,750. Males had a median income of $35,089 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,532. About 3.5% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

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