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The pronunciation of Galax: GAY-lax<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galax has a population of 6,324 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Galax is 2,370 feet [722 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Galax is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Galax lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Galax lies within the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Galax: 24333<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galax had an population of 6,324 people. This is a decrease of 10.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galax had a population of 7,042 people.

The population of Galax represents 0.09% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,042 people, the population of Galax increased 3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,837 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Galax.

Communities near Galax ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Galax.

  • Hillsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Sparta
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Alleghany County (NC)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta <5>
  • Independence
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence is located in Grayson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence <5>
  • Fries
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Pipers Gap
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Gap
    • Pipers Gap is located in Carroll County
  • Baywood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baywood
    • Baywood is located in Grayson County
  • Low Gap
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
    • Low Gap is located in Grayson County
  • Woodlawn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Ennice
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
    • Ennice is located in Alleghany County (NC)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice <5>
  • Oak Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove is located in Carroll County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Galax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Galax.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Galax. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Galax.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galax. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Galax.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galax ...

Looking for more information about Galax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Galax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Galax.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Galax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Galax. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Galax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Galax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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