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Greater Galesburg, Michigan
Greater Galesburg is an area in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan surrounding the city of Galesburg. It is a Census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as an incorporated municipality. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,631.
The CDP area includes land in Comstock Charter Township on the west and Charleston Township on the east. The area is closely identifed with the city of Galesburg, but is outside of the city's municipal boundaries.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,631 people, 633 households, and 450 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 94.7/km² (245.2/mi²). There are 658 housing units at an average density of 38.2/km² (98.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.38% White, 0.86% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 633 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the CDP the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $47,125, and the median income for a family is $55,172. Males have a median income of $35,417 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $19,368. 9.6% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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