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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Galax is a town in Virginia with a population of 6,788. Galax is in Galax City County. Living in Galax offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Galax. The public schools in Galax are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$580
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Galax Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    520.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,091.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Galax

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,311
National
$55,322

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Galax Reviews

22 reviews
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Not a small town, but definitely not a large metropolis. Not many opportunities for work except for retail or food service. It is about an hour to two hours from many large cities that do offer more things to do, places to work, and places to live. Close to the NC, WV, and TN borders. Beautiful scenery and mostly kind residents.
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I was born and raised here. It's a very quiet place and not much happens. Many retired people come here and even though there's not much for teens and kids to do, it gives us an excuse to go out more further and maybe even meet new people.
Galax is an okay place to live for a retirement community. But if you have kids. Forget about them going out and having anything to do!