Greater Galesburg, Michigan

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Greater Galesburg, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Greater Galesburg, Michigan
Location of Greater Galesburg, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°17′5″N 85°25′46″W / 42.28472°N 85.42944°W / 42.28472; -85.42944Coordinates: 42°17′5″N 85°25′46″W / 42.28472°N 85.42944°W / 42.28472; -85.42944
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalamazoo
Township Comstock Charter Township
Charleston Township
 • Total 7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Land 6.7 sq mi (17.2 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,631
 • Density 245.2/sq mi (94.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-34670[1]
GNIS feature ID 2393026[2]

Greater Galesburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan, surrounding the city of Galesburg. As a CDP, it used for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as a municipality. The population was 1,631 at the 2000 census.

The CDP area includes land in Comstock Charter Township on the west and Charleston Township on the east. The area is closely identified with the city of Galesburg, but is outside of the city's municipal boundaries.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20 km2), of which, 6.7 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (13.07%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,631 people, 633 households, and 450 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 245.2 per square mile (94.7/km²). There were 658 housing units at an average density of 98.9/sq mi (38.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.38% White, 0.86% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 633 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,125, and the median income for a family was $55,172. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,368. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.